TITLE

A QUANTITATIVE ASSESSMENT OF FACTORS AFFECTING COLLEGE SPORTS' TEAM UNITY

AUTHOR(S)
Aghazadeh, Seyed-Mahmoud; Kyei, Kwasi
PUB. DATE
June 2009
SOURCE
College Student Journal;Jun2009, Vol. 43 Issue 2, p294
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The competitiveness of National Collegiate Association (NCAA) schools increases in intensity each year. With the increased pressure on college sport staffs to be undefeated season after season, coaches have to find ways to keep players happy; to do this, they have to find factors that contribute to unify the players. It is nearly impossible to have a winning season one year and retain that same winning attitude among players. Since the chemistry of teams changes with the new addition of players each year, coaching staff have to be able to maintain a positive bond among players. Coaches have to surround players with the necessities needed to maintain this attitude. This study examines variables that can influence and contribute to sport teams at a college in the northeast of the States. The first part of the research utilizes peer-reviewed articles of previous studies relating to this topic. This includes factors that researches deemed important to the chemistry of a team. The second part of this research examines the result of regression models implemented in this paper. A questionnaire was made and sent to one hundred athletes at the college. Several variables such as class standing, team record, funding, travel accommodations, coaching staff, academic policy are considered to improve team unity. Finally, the result, using SPSS Statistical package, is analyzed and appropriate policy recommendations are suggested.
ACCESSION #
42517478

 

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