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Analysis of high school coaches' knowledge, attitudes, and practices about nutrition for athletes, by Avital Pato Benari

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Analysis of high school coaches' knowledge, attitudes, and practices about nutrition for athletes
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Analysis of high school coaches' knowledge, attitudes, and practices about nutrition for athletes
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by Avital Pato Benari
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eng
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Abstract: Optimal nutrition is essential for high-school athletes. Coaches could influence dietary habits of athletes since they are important figures in the athletes' lives. This research studies factors that might influence high-school coaches' nutritional knowledge, attitudes, and perceived roles and practices regarding nutrition for themselves and the athletes they coach. A comprehensive survey was e-mailed to 3200 high-school coaches on the MIAA mailing list; 285 surveys were returned Data from 218 coaches were included in the analysis: 135 males and 83 females representing 19 different sports participated in the study. The average knowledge score of the participants was 65% with the lowest scores in the subcategories: recovery, weight-gain, and supplements. Higher score on the nutritional knowledge questionnaire was positively correlated with time spent learning about nutrition (p<0.01), higher education level (p<0.05), higher score on the leadership style Democratic Behavior (p<0.01), frequently of being asked for nutritional advice (p<0.01), athletes' perception of the coaches as knowledgeable (p<0.05), coaches' understanding of the nutritional needs of the athletes (p<0.05) and use of academic journals as a source for gaining nutritional knowledge (p<0.001). Female and male coaches differed in their perceptions towards coaches' roles regarding weight management. Females scored higher on the role: Making Recommendations to Athletes for Modifying Body Weight (p<0.05), whereas males scored higher on the role: Monitoring Athletes' Body Weight and Body Composition (p<0.001). Male coaches of male athletes were more likely to monitor body weight and body composition of their athletes. Leadership style Democratic Behavior and time spent learning about nutrition were correlated with higher nutritional knowledge, positive attitudes towards nutrition , better eating habits, and higher confidence in guiding the athletes in their nutritional choices. These coaches also scored lower on the role Educating Athletes on Nutrition for Sports Performance. More research is needed in order to understand the barriers coaches might have for disseminating nutritional advice and dietary recommendations to their athletes. Our study's findings indicate that coaching education programs should abide by the NASPE, Coaching Standards and Benchmarks and provide the coaches with the required knowledge, skills and motivation they need in order to educate their athletes
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Pato Benari, Avital
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Thesis (Ed. D.)--Boston University, 2010.
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Analysis of high school coaches' knowledge, attitudes, and practices about nutrition for athletes, by Avital Pato Benari
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Includes bibliographical references (leaves 258-265)
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28 cm.
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xii, 273 leaves
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electronic
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Abstract and full text (PDF format) available online through IP addresses on the Boston University campus; proxy access also available
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remote
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  • (OCoLC)724467109
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Analysis of high school coaches' knowledge, attitudes, and practices about nutrition for athletes, by Avital Pato Benari
Publication
Note
Vita
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (leaves 258-265)
Dimensions
28 cm.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xii, 273 leaves
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
Abstract and full text (PDF format) available online through IP addresses on the Boston University campus; proxy access also available
Other physical details
ill.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)724467109
  • (OCoLC)ocn724467109

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