coaching stereotype

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The relatively rigid role, which has been assigned to coaches and PE teachers by popular belief A coach is perceived as one who strives for excellence and conditioning, and who otherwise presents a tough and relatively inflexible front to both team and supporters. Some studies have shown that many coaches tend to be rather dominant, able to express aggression easily, and are not interested in the dependency needs of others. However, it is unclear whether this pattern of behaviour is a true reflection of personality or an attempt to act out the role imposed by society, since other studies indicate that coaches do not differ from other members of society in the way and extent to which they exploit situations and people.

Subjects: Sports and Exercise Medicine.

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