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G. Bonds (2016)
Taking a Hit: the Impact of Sport-Related Anxiety and Concussion Injury in Athletes
Abstract: The purpose of this study was to describe the anxiety related to sports injuries among intercollegiate football players and to assess the relationship between anxiety and several demographic factors, specifically, level of play, position, weight, scholarship status, academic status (year in college), and concussion history. Sport injury anxiety was measured with the Sport Injury Anxiety Scale (SIAS).
J. Green (2016)
An Investigation of Factors Influencing Bat Selection to Produce Maximum Function
Abstract: The quest for the perfect baseball bat is as old as the game of baseball. Baseball and hitting are part art and part science. Hitting and bat analysis are no different. Technology has changed sports and with baseball, the main change has come in the area of bats. Technology has made bats that enhance performance by being tailored to an individual’s strength. The key is finding which bat is the proper one for a player’s individual strengths and weaknesses as a hitter.
A. Ledford (2016)
A Model of Graduate Curriculum in Sport Management at Wilmington College of Ohio
Abstract: A master’s degree is a prerequisite for job placement (Lewis & Quarterman, 2006). Currently, Wilmington College does not have a graduate program in sport management. The purpose of this study was to create a sport management graduate level curriculum at Wilmington College. The graduate curriculum will meet the Commission on Sports Management Accreditation’s (COSMA) principles, standards, and outcomes, as well as meet the needs of hiring personnel for entry-level job placement.
K. Olds (2016)
Functional Movement Screen as Predictor of Injury in an Industrial Setting
Abstract: The Functional Movement Screen (FMS) is a seven-movement screen deigned to be both time efficient and informative for practitioners. In previous research the FMS has been utilized with “athletic” populations to determine potential for injury. However, research has yet to be conducted using “industrial athletes.”
T. Brown (2016)
An Evaluation of Elementary and Intermediate School Physical Education Program in the Canyon Independent School District, Canyon, Texas
Abstract: The general problem of this study was to evaluate the elementary and intermediate schools in the Canyon Independent School District in Canyon, Texas. The researcher used the N.P. Neilson and Arnett Score Card to evaluate the four areas evaluated within the physical education programs: instructional staff, facilities, program organization and activities program. The survey method of evaluation was used to determine the present quality of the elementary and intermediate physical education programs and to make the findings available for all who are most concerned.
J. Kootz (2016)
Discovering the Unanswered Questions Concerning Online Physical Education
Abstract: Online Physical Education was a relatively new concept to research. The online physical education curriculum had been around for nearly a decade, but research was limited on the online physical education concept. Virtual schooling began in the mid-1990s as an option for students to learn in Florida. However, physical education did not become a live online course until 2007.
D. Perron (2016)
Mental Toughness and the Success of Professional Bass Fisherman
Abstract: Mental toughness has been linked with athletic success ever since Loehr (1982) coined the term. Scholarly research on the mental toughness of athletes has been conducted in many sports, from baseball to wrestling. However, to date, little scholarly research has been conducted on the sport of professional bass fishing and no known research has been conducted on the mental toughness of professional bass fishermen.
D. Smith, Jr. (2016)
Analysis of Existing Sales Roles Across Mid-American Conference Athletic Ticket Offices
Abstract: The general purpose of this study was to analyze the organization structure and initial sales training programs of NCAA Division I MAC Conference Athletic Ticket Offices. The effects that the organization structure and initial sales training has on marketing strategies used, employee satisfaction, and the decision to outsource athletic ticket services were the focus of the study.
C. Schierberl (2016)
The Effect of the Holiday Season on Body Composition in First Responders
Abstract: The holiday season is a period of time often associated with changes in body composition. The general purpose of this study was to investigate the legitimacy of this concept as it applies to the first responder population using the valid and reliable testing protocols of air-displacement plethysmography, and the International Physical Activity Questionnaire. If significant holiday season weight or body fat percentage changes can be identified, as well as possible correlations between changes in physical activity and the body composition fluctuations, than leadership within the first responder hierarchy may be able to more easily attain financial resources to address such issues.
M. Gilman (2016)
Assessment of Athletic Trainers' Perceptions of Administrator's Leadership Qualities and How They Affect Athletic Trainer's Job Satisfaction
Abstract: During the past 10 years, the National Athletic Training Association (NATA) has faced a decrease in established members. Through research, it was determined that a major factor in the departure of older members from the profession was job specific stressors. These stressors included work-family conflict, low pay, organizational constraints, more than a 40-hour workweek, and workplace constraints (Terranova & Henning, 2011) leading to burnout (Kania, Meyer, & Ebersole, 2009).
B. Nein (2016)
Work-Family Conflict Among Youth, High School, and Collegiate Soccer Coaches
Abstract: The purpose of this study was to determine if soccer coaches at the youth, high school, and collegiate levels experience work-family conflict using the Work-Family Conflict Scale developed by Netemeyer, Boles, and McMurrian (1996). 913 soccer coaches responded to the survey. A t-test determined that female coaches experience more work-family conflict than male coaches. ANOVA testing for work-family conflict differences between married, single, and cohabitating with a partner coaches revealed no overall significant differences.
D. Ring (2016)
Athletes' Sense of Community at a National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA) Institution
Abstract: The impact of sense of community should be studied in various contexts. Sport is one that has little research related to sense of community yet could benefit athletic administrators who lead multiple levels, various sports, and both male and female athletes. Warner, Kerwin, and Walker (2013) created the Sense of Community Scale (SCS) to study sport with an instrument grounded in sport theory. This study was designed to examine the relationship between sense of community and student athletes participating at a National Christian Collegiate Athletic Association (NCCAA) institution using the SCS instrument.
J. Coronado (2016)
Seconding Findings: The Prevalence of Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome in Runners
Objectives: To investigate how gender, grade level and Body Mass Index (BMI) are associated with the prevalence of Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome (MTSS) among cross-country runners in grades 8th -12 th Another objective was to provide information where individuals can have an understanding and hopefully utilize what they learn and convey the information to parents, health professionals and coaches that are associated with athletes that may be subjected to MTSS in their day-to-day life.