Athletic Administrators Perceptions of Work –Life Balance Policies: A Divisional Comparison

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Intercollegiate athletics is recognized as a dynamic industry that places high demands on the time and energy of personnel regardless of the competitive division or size of the institution. Personal sacrifices in time and energy for the sake of the program are equated with contributing to high levels of work-life conflict. The purpose of this study was to analyze the perceptions towards work and life conflict among senior woman administrators and athletic directors at NCAA Division I, II, and III institutions regarding the work-life climate within the athletic department and the existence of workplace benefits offered at their institution. The impact of the presence of children on the perception of work-life climate within the athletic department was also examined. There were significant differences noted in the availability of benefits between DI and DII / DIII, but no significant differences in the perceptions of availability of benefits between ADs and SWAs.


Education | Educational Psychology


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