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Investigating Player Salaries and Performance in the National Hockey League

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dc.contributor.author Fullard, Jonathan
dc.date.accessioned 2012-04-27T12:51:58Z
dc.date.available 2012-04-27T12:51:58Z
dc.date.issued 2012-04-27
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10464/3997
dc.description.abstract This thesis examines salary structure types (hierarchical or compressed) as predictors of team performance in the National Hockey League (NHL). Additionally, an analysis of goalie statistics is completed in order to determine what, if any, performance measures relate to salary. Data in this research were collected from the 2005-06 season up to the 2010-11 season. Salary inequality/equality (Gini coefficient) was used in a regression analysis to determine if it was an effective predictor of team performance (n = 178) (winning percentage). The results indicated that a hierarchical salary structure increased team performance, although the amount of variability explained was very small. Another regression analysis was completed to determine if any goalie performance measures (n = 245) were effective predictors of individual salary. A regression analysis was employed and indicated that goalie performance measures predicted 19.8% of variance to salary. The only statistical significant variable was games played. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Brock University en_US
dc.subject tournament theory en_US
dc.subject interdependence en_US
dc.subject NHL en_US
dc.subject performance en_US
dc.title Investigating Player Salaries and Performance in the National Hockey League en_US
dc.type Electronic Thesis or Dissertation en_US
dc.degree.name M.A. Applied Health Sciences en_US
dc.degree.level Masters en_US
dc.contributor.department Applied Health Sciences Program en_US
dc.degree.discipline Faculty of Applied Health Sciences en_US


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