publication . Article . Other literature type . 2010

Athletes' Use of Reputation and Gender Information When Forming Initial Expectancies of Coaches

Manley, A. J.; Greenlees, I.; Graydon, J.; Richard Charles Thelwell; Fllby, W. C. D.; Smith, M. J.;
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  • Published: 01 Dec 2010 Journal: International Journal of Sports Science & Coaching, volume 5, pages 517-532 (issn: 1747-9541, eissn: 2048-397X, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
The study aimed to identify the sources of information that athletes perceive as influential during their initial evaluation of coaching ability. University athletes (N = 538) were asked to indicate the influence of 31 informational cues (e.g., gender, body language or gestures, reputation) on the initial impression formed of a coach. Following exploratory factor analysis, a 3-factor model (i.e., static cues, dynamic cues, and third-party reports) was extracted. Mean scores revealed that although static cues (e.g., gender, race or ethnicity) were rated as relatively unimportant during impression formation, dynamic cues (e.g., facial expressions, body language or...
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free text keywords: /dk/atira/pure/core/subjects/sportsci, Sports and Exercise Sciences, Social Sciences (miscellaneous), Social psychology, Competence (human resources), Reputation, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Coaching, business.industry, business, Applied psychology, Perception, Professional competence, First impression (psychology), Athletes, biology.organism_classification, biology, Social perception, Psychology, Body language, Expectancy theory, Impression formation, Gesture, Exploratory factor analysis, BF, GV711, QP, RC1200
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