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Understanding Factors Influencing United States Soccer Federation Referees' Intentions to Persist or Quit: A Phenomenological Study

Roome II, Charles Edward (2016). Understanding Factors Influencing United States Soccer Federation Referees' Intentions to Persist or Quit: A Phenomenological Study. . [Thèse]

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As the popularity of soccer (international football) continues to grow throughout the world, the recent unexpected loss of qualified soccer referees signals the importance of inquiry into their experiences to understand the factors influencing intentions to persist or quit. Understanding referees’ experiences is imperative given the significant role they play in the modern game and the limited success that recent intervention attempts have demonstrated. The purpose of this qualitative phenomenological study was to identify the factors influencing United States Soccer Federation (USSF) referees’ intentions to persist or quit. In-depth interviews were conducted with a purposeful sample of 12 current and former USSF referees in Indiana to achieve a deeper conception of these factors. The results of the analysis exposed six factors influencing USSF referees’ intentions to persist or quit. Intentions to persist included: 1) achievement, 2) camaraderie and 3) affirmation. Intentions to quit included: 1) abuse from coaches, players and spectators, 2) a lack of organizational support and 3) perceived failure. The study findings indicated that while Hofstede’s dimensions of national cultural revealed cultural differences between Great Britain and the United States, the factors influencing referees’ intentions to quit outlined in this study and those in the current literature remained consistent between the two countries. Also, there appears to be generalized support for social exchange theory in the findings of this study. Recommendations for future research include studies that employ similar methodology but involve larger sample sizes, studies involving USSF referees from several State Associations, replicating this study among female USSF referees and longitudinal studies that determine which, if any, factors that influence USSF referees’ intentions to persist or quit evolve over time.

Type de document: Thèse (NON SPÉCIFIÉ)
Mots-clés libres: Sports management Management VAPEN
Déposé par: Veille References
Date de dépôt: 29 mars 2017 13:22
Dernière modification: 29 mars 2017 13:22
URI: http://bel.uqtr.ca/id/eprint/3453

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