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Title: Challenges and Prospects in Coaches and Athletes Relationship in the Case of Ethiopian National Team in Middle Distance Running Events
???metadata.dc.contributor.*???: Asst. Prof. Mebratu Belay
Bireda, Muluken
Keywords: Relationship;Communication;Motivation;Confidence;Positive Reinforcement;Performance
Issue Date: Apr-2016
Publisher: Addis Ababa University
Abstract: The purpose of this study is to examine the interpersonal relationship of coaches and an athletes as a factors for athletic performance in the case of Ethiopian middle distance National team. In this study ten athletes, one head coach and one general manager of the team involved. The major instruments in this study were questionnaire, interview, and field observation. The questionnaires were administered for both an athletes and the coach of the team. The questionnaire contained 25 items for athletes, and 10 items for the coach to consolidate the information obtained from the questionnaire, unstructured interview was conducted with the general manager of the team and field observation was used. A key finding related to among an Athletes interpersonal relationship, the majority of athletes responded that there is a mutual respect and freely communication between an athletes. An Athletes However, have not well communication with their management of the team. I n addition an Athletes agree with their coaches on treats equally and fairly. In conclusion, coach-Athlete interaction immediately prior to performance are-focused on an athletes mental readiness, optimal mental and physical preparation, athletes’, positive reinforcement of team plan/strategies, team cohesion, and coach preparation. Coach- athlete interactions were focused on motivation, confidence, positive reinforcement. Importantly, coaches needed to be aware of all aspects of their Athletes behavior and personality in order to be an effective coach. Hence, the researcher recommends relation to the interpersonal relationships of an athletes. It is important to have freely and open communication among each other.
Description: A Thesis Submitted to the School of Graduate Studies of Addis Ababa University in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirement for the Degree of Masters of Science in sport science
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