Group Diversity, Occupational Commitment, and Occupational Turnover Intentions among NCAA Division IA Football Coaching Staffs

in Journal of Sport Management
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The purpose of this study was to examine the influence of age, ethnic, and organizational tenure diversity on occupational commitment and occupational turnover intent among coaching staffs. Data were gathered via questionnaire from coaches in 48 NCAA Division IA football coaching staffs (235 coaches). Hierarchical regression analyses, controlling for the success of the team and the number of respondents per team, indicated that the block of diversity variables accounted for 18% (p < .05) of the variance in occupational commitment and 16% (p < .05) of the variance in occupational turnover intentions. Tenure and ethnic diversity were significant predictors in both analyses, although age diversity was not. Implications are discussed in relation to the complexity of diversity and strategies to mitigate the negative effects of group diversity on group-level outcomes.

The authors are with the Laboratory for Diversity in Sport, Dept. of Health and Kinesiology, Texas A&M University, TAMU 4243, College Station, TX 77843-4243.

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