Brown, A., Sieben, N., & Gordon, Z. (2019). Interest in teaching, coaching, and careers in education: A survey of university student-athletes. Teaching and Teacher Education, 83, 168-177.
This study seeks to gauge the interest of university student-athletes in careers in academic teaching,athletic coaching, and relatedfields that involve working with children, adolescents, or young adults.Findings revealed a significant, positive relationship between student-athletes’interest in coaching andtheir interest in educational careers as well as a significant difference between races on interest incoaching with Black/African American student-athletes having the highest interest in coaching. Findingssuggest that interest in athletic coaching could lead student-athletes to consider teaching or othereducational careers. Implications include opportunities for collaboration between teacher educationprograms and university athletic programs.
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