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Gender inequality among leadership positions in football: An exploration into the motivation of Western European elite female footballers to become a coach or administrator

Sevat, P.M.C. (2014) Gender inequality among leadership positions in football: An exploration into the motivation of Western European elite female footballers to become a coach or administrator.

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Abstract:Women are severely underrepresented as coaches and administrators in the sport of football. This thesis aims to find out which factors influence the intention of elite female football players in Western Europe to become head coach or administrator. Analysis based on survey data among elite female football players in Western Europe has found that the Theory of Planned Behaviour is a useful theory for predicting leadership intention. Furthermore, several coach attributes have been found significant as well: Femininity score and gender role congruency. A multiple regression analysis performed using these predictors was able to predict 42.9% of the variance in the dependent variable (intention to become coach or administrator). In practical terms this means that, within this dataset, players who had a male coach with a feminine gender role scored highest on the intention to become coach or administrator. Paradoxically, it appears that if one wants female players that are more motivated to become coach or administrator in order to combat the gender skewedness in football's leadership, one has to appoint an incongruent male coach.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:70 social sciences in general, 77 psychology, 88 social and public administration
Programme:Management Society and Technology BSc (56654)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/65564
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