Women's basketball coaches' perceptions of factors influencing decisions to call timeout.

Date of Award


Publication Type

Master Thesis

Degree Name




First Advisor

Corlett, J.


Education, Physical.



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A pilot study found that offensive and defensive game events, players' emotional, physical, and attentional states, and strategy were designated as significant game factors. Head coaches of women's university basketball were asked to respond to a questionnaire designed to assess how often these variables were utilized as criteria for calling a timeout. Coaches perceived the physical state of their players to influence the calling of timeouts more significantly than the other five factors. However, university women's basketball coaches supported a three factor structure where only the mistakes made by players, the level of effort given by their players, and strategy were important in calling a timeout. Further analysis indicated no statistically significant main effects and/or interactions for gender, years of experience, and level of team success. (Abstract shortened by UMI.)Dept. of Kinesiology. Paper copy at Leddy Library: Theses & Major Papers - Basement, West Bldg. / Call Number: Thesis1991 .D855. Source: Masters Abstracts International, Volume: 31-01, page: 0053. Chairperson: John Corlett. Thesis (M.H.K.)--University of Windsor (Canada), 1991.