Theses and Dissertations - UTB/UTPA

Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)



First Advisor

Dr. Jennifer Lemanski

Second Advisor

Dr. Gregory Selbor

Third Advisor

Dr. Cory Cunningham


This study investigated the effect of perceived gender coaching style and gender stereotypes on the extrinsic motivation of female athletes. A t-test was utilized, with Masculine and feminine coaching styles as independent variables. The research question asked whether female athlete’s extrinsic motivation could be affect based on the type of gender coaching style used by female head coaches. H1 predicted that a masculine coaching style, respectively, would negatively influence the extrinsic motivation of female athletes. Fifty-four college female athletes filled out an online survey consisting of The Sport Motivation Scale (SMS) (Pelletier, Fortier, Vallerand, Tuson, Biere, and Blaise, 1995) and Bem’s Short Sex Role Inventory (BSSI) (Aicher & Sagas, 2010). Results suggested both types of coaches were able to have similar impacts on the extrinsic motivation of their athletes. The hypothesis was not supported.


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Granting Institution

University of Texas-Pan American

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