Ethical And Abusive Coaching Behaviors And Student Athlete Well Being

1339 Words Oct 21st, 2015 6 Pages
The article, The relationship between ethical and abusive coaching behaviors and student-athlete well-being by Mariya A. Yukhymenko-Lescroart, Michael E. Brown, and Thomas S. Paskus questions how coaches impact the athletes on their team and how it then affects those athletes. It is interesting because you never really see what goes on between a coach and an athlete unless you take a closer look. Many athletes rely on their coaches to do more than just coach them. In a way, they are guiding them and helping them become the person they strive to be. Athletes spend most of their time at practices or games so it is obvious that the individual who coaches them will impact them and their performance of that sport. There is not just one certain team the article focuses on. Instead, it focuses on some sports played by men and some by women. One of the hypotheses was that these athletes take in information the best by paying close attention to the actions of their coaches or other adults and then learning from them. Another hypothesis is athletes are able to control their performance each time they play that sport. “Participants for the study included 19,920 student-athletes (40.8% women) from 1,321 teams across 609 NCAA member-institutions.” (Lescroart, Brown, Paskus 39). The sample included to those in the eleven sports played by men and twelve sports played by women. Those sports were than separated into two different categories. Sports that were recognized more often by…
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