Work quality in the avocation of sports officiating as determined by selected members of the Texas Association of Sports Officials

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Title: Work quality in the avocation of sports officiating as determined by selected members of the Texas Association of Sports Officials
Author: Thornton, Michael Anthony
Abstract: The major purpose of this study was to examine work quality in the avocation of sports officiating , as determined by selected Texas High School Sports Officials . Specifically , the study investigated work quality indicators and the relationship between those indicators and the officials overall perception of the avocation of Texas High School sports officiating . To accomplish this purpose , two different survey methods were used . A convenience sample of 125 sports officials participated in a qualitative questionnaire . Usable data was obtained from 114 officials . Utilizing both the qualitative research and information gathered from relevant literature , a web -based survey was constructed and used to contact selected members of the Texas Association of Sports Officials . A total of 1075 responses were received . The web -based instrument integrated items related to basic demographic information , as outlined by Quinn and Staines , (1979 ) . These items included , but were not limited to the following : gender , age , economic information , marital status , educational background , ethnic background and primary occupation . The instrument also investigated the following indicators of work quality : Vocational and avocational information , work environment , personal health and wellbeing , organizational and administrative support , and organizational commitment and officiating career outcomes . These indicators were further explored through the development of work quality constructs , which related to each indicator . The constructs were further studied as to their relationship with certain demographic information . The results of this study indicate that although there are significant work quality issues as they relate to sports officiating , the majority of the constructs studied showed little negative impact on the sports officials ? ? ? ? ? ? perception of the work quality of the officiating avocation .
URI: http : / /hdl .handle .net /1969 .1 /5819
Date: 2007-09-17

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Work quality in the avocation of sports officiating as determined by selected members of the Texas Association of Sports Officials. Available electronically from http : / /hdl .handle .net /1969 .1 /5819 .

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