Assessment tool for athletes to judge coaching performance
Master of Science
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The purpose of this study was to provide an assessment tool to judge coaching performance that was appropriate for completion by athletes. The questionnaire underwent a variety of developmental stages. In its final form it contained 36 items. The tool was shown to be a valid, reliable, readable, and standardized assessment tool. It demonstrated discriminability and provoked honest, accurate responding in subjects. The test was capable of providing immediate feedback to coaches seeking feedback about athletes' perceptions of their performance. Responses on the developed scale were weighted to reflect the desirability of the coaching characteristics and behaviours of a good coach. It provides a total score which can be interpreted by the coach as a measure of how much of an '’ideal*' coach exists in him/her.