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Geoffrey A. Meek

The Teacher Concerns Questionnaire (TCQ) was administered to 77 British preservice physical educators prior to and following teaching practice. Confirmatory factor analysis revealed that the TCQ is a poorly fitting instrument for data of British preservice physical educators. A subsequent profile analysis based on pretest-posttest factor structures was conducted to analyze developmental shifts in concerns due to experience and reported nonsignificant differences between cohorts, based on teacher education program and experience. The need for a more sensitive TCQ for preservice physical educators and the applicability of the TCQ in identifying developmental shifts are discussed.

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Sophia Jowett and Geoffrey A. Meek

This study examined the interpersonal athletic relationship of four married coach-athlete dyads. In order to facilitate the examination of this unique relationship, the interpersonal constructs of closeness, co-orientation, and complementarity were integrated into a conceptual-based model. The main purpose of this study was to establish the utility of the constructs in understanding the coach-athlete relationship in married couples. Following in-depth interviews, the responses of the participants were content analyzed. Analysis revealed that the coaches and athletes’ close relationship facilitated the formulation of a cooriented view of relevant and important issues which subsequently affected the way in which cooperative interactions were expressed in training. The relationship-oriented aspects of this unique dyad are discussed in relation to a proposed conceptualization of the coach-athlete relationship, and future directions are presented.