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Study Description
 
This study is part of a larger scale research initiative at Cape Breton University (Canada), the University of Ottawa (Canada), and the University of Lethbridge (Canada) that seeks to better understand the nuances of coaching/instructing in Masters sport. In Masters sport, adult athletes (generally 35 years or older) formally register to participate in sport, and their competitions are typically advertised or organized distinctly from competitions arranged for youth, adolescents, or young adults in the high performance stream. Masters sport involves competition, but participants may range from being recreationally competitive to competing at World Games.

Study Requirements

As a coach/instructor, you will be asked to complete an online survey where you will self-report how frequently you employ certain coaching actions with your adult athletes. At no point will data be published or shared that includes any personally identifiable information. This online questionnaire is certified safe and secure and only the investigators will have access to your information. The questionnaire should take you approximately 10-15 minutes to complete.
Ethical Procedures

This study is being conducted in accordance with research ethics procedures at Cape Breton University. Your involvement in the research is entirely voluntary, and there will be no negative consequences if you choose not to do so. If, after completion of the study, you wish to withdraw, you may do so by contacting the researchers listed at the bottom of the page and your information will be subsequently destroyed. If you agree to participate, all of the information that you provide will remain completely confidential. 
Conservation of Data

All data will be stored using the certified-secure online survey provider "SurveyMonkey" and protected by a password required to log into the account. Any downloaded original data will be stored on a password protected computer in the lead researcher’s locked office for 10 years, after which all data will be deleted.
Contact Information

If you have any questions about the survey or the nature of the study, please feel free to contact any of the investigators below.

Bettina Callary, Ph.D.
Associate Professor 
School of Arts and Social Sciences
Cape Breton University
P.O. Box 5300, 1250 Grand Lake Rd.
Sydney, NS
Canada B1P 6L2
Email: bettina_callary@cbu.ca
Phone: (902) 563-1452

Scott Rathwell, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education
4401 University Drive
Lethbridge, Alberta
Canada T1K 3M4
Email: scott.rathwell@uleth.ca
Phone: (403) 330-9232

Bradley W. Young, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
School of Human Kinetics
Montpetit Hall, Room 234
University of Ottawa
Ottawa, Ontario, K1N 6N5
Email: byoung@uottawa.ca
Phone: (613) 562-5800 x. 4280

Dana Mount
Research Officer
Research and Graduate Studies
Cape Breton University
P.O. Box 5300, 1250 Grand Lake Rd.
Sydney, NS
Canada B1P 6L2
Email: Dana_mount@cbu.ca
Phone: (902) 563-1338

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