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Article Number - EE396AE47810


Vol.5(4), pp. 45-53 , September 2014
DOI: 10.5897/JPESM2014.0190
ISSN: 1996-0794



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Quantitative assessment of facilitators and barriers to using external coaches in school-based extracurricular sports activities



Kenryu Aoyagi
  • Kenryu Aoyagi
  • Graduate School of Sport Sciences, Waseda University, 2-579-15 Mikajima, Tokorozawa, Saitama 359-1192, Japan.
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Kaori Ishii
  • Kaori Ishii
  • Faculty of Sport Sciences, Waseda University, 2-579-15 Mikajima, Tokorozawa, Saitama 359-1192, Japan.
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Ai Shibata
  • Ai Shibata
  • Faculty of Health and Sport Sciences, University of Tsukuba, 1-1-1 Tennodai, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-8574, Japan.
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Hirokazu Arai
  • Hirokazu Arai
  • Faculty of Letters, Hosei University, 2-17-1 Fujimi, Chiyoda, Tokyo 102-8160, Japan.
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Koichiro Oka
  • Koichiro Oka
  • Faculty of Sport Sciences, Waseda University, 2-579-15 Mikajima, Tokorozawa, Saitama 359-1192, Japan.
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 Received: 03 April 2014  Accepted: 23 September 2014  Published: 30 September 2014

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School-based extracurricular sports activities contribute to positive youths’ development. However, they are difficult to manage without the use of external coaches. The number of external coaches available and in use is currently insufficient, indicating that further recruitment is essential. The present study examined facilitators and barriers to the use of external coaches in school-based extracurricular sports activities, and whether any differences exist in the importance of these factors between teachers who do and do not use external coaches. A cross-sectional self-administrated questionnaire was provided to 1,880 teachers and the percentage agreement with each facilitator and barrier as applicable to their decision to use an external coach was determined. Data were received from 253 teachers. For 39/50 facilitators and 17/45 barriers, more than 50% of teachers considered the items to be applicable. There were 17 facilitators that had a significantly high rate of response in teachers who currently use an external coach. Teachers who do not use external coaches were significantly more likely to report barriers to be applicable than their counterparts that do use external coaches for 27/45 of the items. Revising recruitment strategies to reflect these important influencing factors would be an effective way to promote further recruitment of external coaches.

 

Key words: Extracurricular activities, human resource management, mixed methods approach, physical education, volunteer.

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APA Aoyagi, K., Ishii, K., Shibata, A., Arai, H., & Oka, K. (2014). Quantitative assessment of facilitators and barriers to using external coaches in school-based extracurricular sports activities. Journal of Physical Education and Sport Management, 5(4), 45-53.
Chicago Kenryu Aoyagi, Kaori Ishii, Ai Shibata, Hirokazu Arai and Koichiro Oka. "Quantitative assessment of facilitators and barriers to using external coaches in school-based extracurricular sports activities." Journal of Physical Education and Sport Management 5, no. 4 (2014): 45-53.
MLA Kenryu Aoyagi, et al. "Quantitative assessment of facilitators and barriers to using external coaches in school-based extracurricular sports activities." Journal of Physical Education and Sport Management 5.4 (2014): 45-53.
   
DOI 10.5897/JPESM2014.0190
URL http://www.academicjournals.org/journal/JPESM/article-abstract/EE396AE47810

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