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DIFFERENCES IN CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT BETWEEN SPORT MANAGERS WITH AND WITHOUT A DEGREE IN PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AND SPORT SCIENCES

 

ABSTRACT

 

Objective Analyze existing in bachelor´s degree labor differences between managers with college sports related Sciences of Physical Activity and Sport compared to those without this degree.

Methods: The sample composed by 268 managers who carry out their main activity in sports centers in Spain (=34.38 years, SD=6.68). The sample was segmented into two groups: professional that are graduates in Sport Sciences Degree (n=104) and, professionals who did not have this degree (n=164).

Results: Graduates are significantly (p<0.05) younger, less experienced and have their jobs in big sport centers (>2,000 m2). Also, they have a higher intention to leave the company or the working sector. On the contrary, education is not a determining factor in the gender of the subjects or in the monthly salary.

Conclusions: In order to avoid the unfair professional intrusion model that incorporates low-skilled managers and damage the image and rights of managers with university degree, a proper regulation that gathers the same criteria of the professional qualifications of Sciences of Physical Activity and Sport in Spain is required. This would help to sports organizations to retain their staff with university degree in Sciences of Physical Activity and Sport.

 

KEY WORDS

 

Profession, Sport Manager, Qualifications, University degree.

 

 
Journal of Sport and Health Research - 2009