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dc.contributor.author Lawrie, Kevin. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-06-15T17:00:35Z
dc.date.available 2009-06-15T17:00:35Z
dc.date.issued 2009-06-15T17:00:35Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10464/1601
dc.description.abstract The study examined coaches' usage of text-based computer-mediated communication (CMC) media (e.g., text-messaging, email) in the coach-player relationship. Data were collected by surveying Ontario-based male baseball coaches (n = 86) who coached players between 15 and 18 years old. Predictions were made regarding how demographic factors such as age and coaching experience affected coaches' CMC use and opinions. Results indicated that over 76% of respondents never used any CMC media other than email and team websites in their interactions with players. Results also revealed that coaches' usage rates contrasted with their opinion of the usefulness of the media, and their perception of players' use of the media. Coaches characterized most CMC media as limited, unnecessary, and sometimes inappropriate. Additional research should explore players' CMC usage rates and possible guidelines for use of the new media in authority relationships. Academia needs to keep pace with the developments in this area. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Brock University en_US
dc.subject Coaching (Athletics) en_US
dc.subject Communication. en_US
dc.subject Telematics en_US
dc.title Coaches' use of and impressions of computer-mediated communication (CMC) media / en_US
dc.type Electronic Thesis or Dissertation en_US
dc.degree.name M.Sc. Applied Health Sciences en_US
dc.degree.level Masters en_US
dc.contributor.department Applied Health Sciences Program en_US


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