A qualitative study of the performance diagnosis matrix at the individual level as a predictor of student-athlete success as identified by Division IA coaches in the Big 12 Conference

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dc.contributor.advisor Dooley , Larry en_US
dc.contributor.committeeMember Dooley , Kim en_US
dc.creator Hudson , Shane Lee en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2007 -09 -17T19 :37 :14Z
dc.date.accessioned 2014 -02 -19T19 :28 :41Z
dc.date.available 2007 -09 -17T19 :37 :14Z
dc.date.available 2014 -02 -19T19 :28 :41Z
dc.date.created 2002 -05 en_US
dc.date.issued 2007 -09 -17T19 :37 :14Z
dc.identifier.uri http : / /hdl .handle .net /1969 .1 /5897
dc.description.abstract The intent of this study was to determine if men ? ? ? ? ? ?s football and men ? ? ? ? ? ?s basketball coaches at the university or college level utilize an assessment instrument when recruiting and evaluating potential student -athletes . Specifically studied through interviews were the characteristics that these coaches look for in successful and unsuccessful student -athletes , how they currently collect information during the recruitment period and the importance of collecting data on student -athletes . Swanson ? ? ? ? ? ?s Performance Diagnosis Matrix and Human Capital Theory framed the research . The population for this study consisted of current Division IA men ? ? ? ? ? ?s football and men ? ? ? ? ? ?s basketball coaches in the Big 12 Conference . Prior to contacting the Big 12 coaches a pilot study was conducted at two Division IA Universities and with a former head football coach at a Big 12 Conference University . These interviews were instrumental in the final development of the questions used to interview the Big 12 Conference coaches . The participants were sent a letter asking for their participation in the study and then were contacted by phone to set up an interview . The interviews were conducted in the months of July , August , and September 2006 by phone . This study found that most coaches do not have or utilize an assessment instrument . Significant data showed coaches believe that the evaluation process of student -athletes is the most difficult and critical part of their job . Using emergent category designation I found seven themes (characteristics ) of successful student -athletes , as indicated by the coaches : competitive , a hard worker , has a supportive family , is a leader , has good character , and is honest . I also found the themes (characteristics ) of an unsuccessful student -athlete to be : undisciplined , lacks character , has an unstable family and is not competitive . The study helps to define through research and development an assessment instrument to more effectively define the needs of student -athletes prior to entering universities and coaches will have additional data for meeting the needs of student -athletes . en_US
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dc.format.medium electronic en_US
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dc.language.iso en _US en_US
dc.publisher Texas A &M University en_US
dc.subject PERFORMANCE DIAGNOSIS MATRIX en_US
dc.title A qualitative study of the performance diagnosis matrix at the individual level as a predictor of student -athlete success as identified by Division IA coaches in the Big 12 Conference en_US
dc.type Book en
dc.type.genre Electronic Dissertation en_US
dc.type.material text en_US
dc.format.digitalOrigin born digital en_US

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A qualitative study of the performance diagnosis matrix at the individual level as a predictor of student-athlete success as identified by Division IA coaches in the Big 12 Conference. Available electronically from http : / /hdl .handle .net /1969 .1 /5897 .

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