Bases for Determining Need: Perspectives of Intercollegiate Athletic Directors and Athletic Board Chairs

in Journal of Sport Management
View More View Less
  • 1 University of Louisville
  • | 2 University of Regina
Restricted access

Purchase article

USD  $24.95

Student 1 year online subscription

USD  $87.00

1 year online subscription

USD  $116.00

Student 2 year online subscription

USD  $166.00

2 year online subscription

USD  $221.00

The distribution of resources in intercollegiate athletics has been controversial for many years. Prior research indicated various stakeholders believed need-based distributions were fair and were more likely to be used. It was not clear, however, how the stakeholders determined need or which sports had the greatest needs. The results of the current study indicate that athletic administrators believe programs need more resources when they lack resources, have high program costs, or lack adequate resources to be competitively successful. Although these three reasons were each identified by all groups, Division I administrators cited competitive success more often, and Division III administrators cited high program costs more often. The current study also found that football was the sport believed to have the greatest needs at both the NCAA Division I and Division III levels, and men’s sports were generally believed to have greater needs.

Mahony is Assistant Provost of the University of Louisville, 202 Grawemeyer Hall, Louisville, KY, 40292. Hums is with the Department of Health and Sport Sciences, Room 107 HP/Theatre Arts, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY, 40292. Riemer is with the Faculty of Kinesiology and Health Studies, University of Regina, CKHS 164.11, Regina, Saskatchewan S4S 0A2.

All Time Past Year Past 30 Days
Abstract Views 794 730 40
Full Text Views 55 52 3
PDF Downloads 8 2 0