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The purpose of this quantitative study was to understand the factors influencing the potential departure decisions of women coaches in Division III college athletics in the United States. More specifically, this research examined the relationship between gender stereotyping, work-family conflict, burnout, job satisfaction, and organizational support on the potential departure intentions of women coaches at the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division III level. Moreover, the data collected were analyzed to understand how these relationships differed by sport, race, and sexual orientation. A total of 59.3% (n = 118) of respondents had considered leaving their coaching position within the last three years. Burnout as well as a combination of job satisfaction and organizational support had a statistically significant relationship with departure intentions within a regression model. Implications for policy, practice, and future research are included.
Laney, Jennifer, "Where Are All The Women?: Understanding The Factors Influencing Potential Departure Intentions Of Women Coaches At The NCAA Division III Level" (2021). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 3357.