Student-athletes' perceptions of head men's basketball coaching competencies at 15 selected NCCAA Division II Christian colleges /

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Phillips, Michael
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Middle Tennessee State University
The purpose of this study was to measure the perceptions of student-athletes concerning the coaching competency of 15 head men's basketball coaches at the Division II level in the National Christian Collegiate Athletic Association (NCCAA). The researcher utilized the Coaching Competency Scale (CCS) (Myers, Feltz, Maier, Wolfe, and Reckase. 2006b) to collect data on 138 student-athletes participating in men's basketball from 15 member institutions of the NCCAA. The CCS consisted of a 24-item questionnaire focusing on four specific categories of character building competency (CBC), game strategy competency (GSC), motivation competency (MC), and technique competency (TC). Each participant completed a 24-item questionnaire that rated their head coach's competency based on a 5-point Liken scale ranging from 5 (complete competence) to 0 (complete incompetence). The results were analyzed using the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS) version 15.0 software to generate descriptive statistics including means and standard deviations. Amos 4.0 generated the Confirmatory Factor Analysis (CFA), which examined how well the data fit the model. Multivariate Analyses of Variance (MANOVA), Analyses of Variance (ANOVA), and Analyses of Covariance (ANCOVA) were computed to examine group differences for the 24 coaching competency factors based on the independent variables of starter or non-starter (2-group), team captain or non-team captain (2-group), and academic grade level (4-group).
The results indicated that the factors starter, non-starter, captain, non-team captain, and academic level were not significant predictors of the combination of coaching competency categories.
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