Date of Graduation
College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences
Physical Education Teacher Education
Barriers to volunteerism are not researched often or concretely in specific volunteer populations. The aim of this project was to find agreement among a group of potential executive level volunteers in coaching to identify the most impactful and prevalent barriers preventing them from volunteer service. A Delphi study was utilized to identify and find consensus for these barriers as identified by the 30 collegiate swimming coaches who participated. A verification interview was administered to add further clarity to the results and allow participants to speculate as to methods to overcome the barriers listed. Key findings included the themes of dedicated time, length of time for participation, and timing of the event during the season as being the most impactful and prevalent results. The findings serve as a key in creating mitigation strategies for organizations to overcome these barriers in the future.
West, Richard Allen, "Barriers of Volunteerism for Coaches of Collegiate Division I Swimming Programs" (2021). Graduate Theses, Dissertations, and Problem Reports. 8084.