For love of the game: The mediating potential of job satisfaction of college coaches upon career satisfaction


As demands on today's coach escalates, the role and presence of job satisfaction increases in significance, as well. Past research has analyzed job satisfaction in both sport and business literature (e.g. Wright, 2006); and linked with diversity (Pastore, 1993; Sagas et al., 2005) and supervisor satisfaction (Chelladurai, 2003). This investigation examined the relationship of supervisor satisfaction with career satisfaction for the coaching sample, a relationship presented in previous research (e.g. Sagas and Cunningham, 2004). Results indicated significant correlations between supervisor, career, and job satisfaction levels (p < .01). An initial regression analysis displayed a significant presence of supervisor satisfaction in predicting coaches' career satisfaction (ß = .31, p < .001). A further regression analysis revealed significant predictability of job satisfaction when added to the model (ß = .50, p < .05). This presence signified the mediating potential of job satisfaction on the relationship between supervisor satisfaction and career satisfaction. © 2011 Nova Science Publishers, Inc. All rights reserved.

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Coaching and Management Techniques in Athletics

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