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AuthorAl-Emadi, Ahmed
AuthorTheodorakis, Nicholas
AuthorPastore, Donna
AuthorSellami, Abdellatif
AuthorDiop, Abdulaye
Available date2018-06-27T08:20:13Z
Publication Date2018
Publication NameInternational Sport Coaching Journal / ISCJen_US
CitationAl-Emadi, A., Theodorakis, N. D., Pastore, D., Sellami, A., & Diop, A. (2018). Attitudes Toward the Coaching Profession: Evidence from a Nation-Wide Study in Qatar. International Sport Coaching Journal, 5(1), 37-46. doi:10.1123/iscj.2017-0034
AbstractThe present study aimed to develop a scale for measuring Qataris’ attitudes toward coaching and their intentions towards this profession. The survey target population included Qataris who were 18 years or older and who lived in residential housing units in Qatar. To assure representation of population a proportionate stratified sampling method was used. Overall, 823 Qatari nationals participated in the study. To develop the scale for measuring Qataris’ attitudes toward coaching (ATC), standard scale development procedures were followed. These procedures resulted in a 5-factors measure; Image, Personal development, Job nature, Rewards and Limitations. Exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses provided initial evidence regarding the factorial, convergent and discriminant validity of the scale. The reliability of all factors were also satisfactory. The five aforementioned factors predicted 22% of the variability in job intentions. Theoretical and practical implications of the study are discussed.
PublisherHuman Kinetics
Subjectjob attributes
Subjectjob choice theory
Subjectjob desirability
TitleAttitudes Toward the Coaching Profession: Evidence from a Nation-Wide Study in Qatar
Issue Number1
Volume Number5

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