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HyperRESEARCH Examines Women's Coaching Desires

For "Examining Women's Coaching Desires: Perspectives from Assistant Women's Basketball Division I Coaches", a poster session paper by Glenna Bower of the University of Southern Indiana and presented at the 2011 North American Society for Sport Management Conference (NASSM 2011), Bower utilized HyperRESEARCH for coding "the data looking for themes that emerged through intensive analysis and categorization of the data."

The abstract notes, "The increase of women within intercollegiate sport has dramatically improved since Title IX with female athletes increasing from 16,000 in 1968 to over 180,000 in 2010 (Acosta and Carpenter, 2010). Although the number of sports participants has increased, the percentage of female coaches of women’s teams has continued to decline over time (Acosta & Carpenter, 2010). Basketball
is one sport that has experienced a decline in female head coaches of female teams. The representation of females among the coaching ranks of women’s intercollegiate athletic basketball teams is at an all time low." The paper goes on to state "The research on female assistant coaches of women’s teams needs to be examined to help understand this decline in female head coaches."

The full poster session abstract can be found here and a full PDF of an earlier paper on the topic, "The Examination of the Mentoring Relationship between the Head Coach and Assistant Coaches of Women's Basketball Teams", also using HyperRESEARCH and appearing in Advancing Women in Leadership Vol. 31, pp. 1-7, 2011, can be viewed online here.

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