Date of Award
Master of Arts
Antonio de Velasco
This thesis explored lived experiences of former international student-athletes in communicating with their American coaches through ten qualitative interviews. Despite the large and growing number of international student-athletes within the NCAA, research on this population is scarce. To study this topic is important because the relationship and communication with their coaches' highly impacts student-athletes' performance in many aspects of their collegiate experience and beyond. The study found that cultural differences in training methods and systems, an athlete's English proficiency, a coach's personality traits, and a coach's willingness to adjust to his/her athletes all affected coach-athlete communication.
dissertation or thesis originally submitted to the local University of Memphis Electronic Theses & dissertation (ETD) Repository.
Brandhoff, Vivian Alida Catharina Maria, "International Student-Athletes' Communication with American Coaches" (2016). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 1446.