An Examination of the Dual Role of Teacher-Coaches in Ontario and their Perceptions of Student-Athlete’s Life Skill Development Through High School Sport.

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Title: An Examination of the Dual Role of Teacher-Coaches in Ontario and their Perceptions of Student-Athlete’s Life Skill Development Through High School Sport.
Authors: Williamson, Robert T.
Date: 2013
Abstract: Within Canada, high school sport is the most popular extracurricular activity (Statistics Canada, 2008). Previous research has found that teachers who take additional roles may increase their chances of role conflict and occupational dissatisfaction (Richards & Templin, 2012). Little research has examined the motivations teacher-coaches have for taking on a dual-role. Further, researchers assert that high school sport can facilitate positive youth development (Camiré, & Trudel, 2010). The purpose of this thesis was to gain a more in-depth understanding of this dual-role as well as perceptions related positive youth development. Results of the research are presented in two articles. The first article examines teacher-coaches motives for taking on a dual role position. The second article examines the perceptions teacher-coaches have related to the impact of participation in high school sport. Overall, the results produced rich insight into the world of volunteer teacher-coaches and student-athlete development in high school sport.
URL: http://hdl.handle.net/10393/24113
http://dx.doi.org/10.20381/ruor-2986
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