Date of Award


Publication Type

Master Thesis

Degree Name




First Advisor

Moriarty, Dick,


Education, Physical.



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The purpose of this study was to investigate the opinions of the experts on major items of importance for the basketball development system currently (1996), in ten years (2006) and the desirability of each item. The items were determined through an open-ended interview process and transcribed to form a Modified Delphi Opinionnaire. Items on the opinionnaire were grouped under conceptual model categories adapted from Moriarty, Duthie and Ragab, 1975. The categories included: (a) mission, (b) goals, (c) issues, (d) structures, (e) individuals and groups, (f) environmental factors, (g) basketball development components, and (h) evaluation. The experts from the basketball development system responded to three independent scales of actual, probable and desirable on a five point Likert scale. Valuable information was obtained on the mission of the OBA, financial concerns, stress and strain, the structure and control of basketball development, and the future directions for basketball development in Ontario. (Abstract shortened by UMI.)Dept. of Kinesiology. Paper copy at Leddy Library: Theses & Major Papers - Basement, West Bldg. / Call Number: Thesis1997 .S55. Source: Masters Abstracts International, Volume: 37-02, page: 0422. Adviser: Dick Moriarty. Thesis (M.H.K.)--University of Windsor (Canada), 1997.