1University of Benin, Department of Human Kinetics and Sports Science, Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria
State coaches’ educational qualifications as an indicator for the coaches’ legal duties knowledge in Edo State
The study examined state coaches’ educational qualifications as an indicator for the coaches’ legal duties knowledge in Edo State. The survey research design was adopted for this study. The population of the study comprised 187 coaches in Edo State. The multistage sampling technique was used to obtain 100 coaches that were used as the sample for this study. A Knowledge of Duty of Care Questionnaire (KDCQ) was the instrument used to collect data, which was validated and its reliability was established using the Crombach- Alpha statistic. A reliability of 0.72 was obtained. A null hypothesis was tested and analyzed using the Fishers exact test, at 0.05 alpha level. The Fisher’s exact test gave a p-value of 0.246, leading to the conclusion that there was no significant difference in coaches’ legal duties knowledge based on their educational qualifications. The null hypothesis was therefore retained and it was recommended that further studies should be carried out to investigate other factors that could be militating against coaches’ legal duties knowledge towards athletes.
Coaches, Coaching, Athletes, injuries, legal duties knowledge and Educational Qualifications
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