Self-Reported Comfort in Athletic Training to Same- and Opposite-Sex Athletes
Human Performance and Recreation
To assess the comfort of athletic trainers in providing care to athletes of the same- and opposite-sex, the Gender Comfort in Athletic Training Questionnaire was developed. Cronbach alpha was .72. The 8-item questionnaire was mailed to 235 participants, who were senior athletic training students and clinical instructors affiliated with 14 university athletic training programs. 192 questionnaires were returned (82%). Only one t test showed a significant mean difference in reported comfort between women (n = 103, M = 2.8, SD = 0.8; disagree) and men (n = 89, M = 3, 1, SD = 0.8; neutral) on the statement: I feel more comfortable providing athletic training services to male athletes than female athletes. The women and men in this sample were similar in their self-ratings of comfort in providing athletic training services to male and female athletes.
Perceptual and Motor Skills
Drummond, J. L.,
Velasquez, B. J.,
Cross, R. S.,
Jones, M. L.
(2004). Self-Reported Comfort in Athletic Training to Same- and Opposite-Sex Athletes. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 99(1), 337-340.
Available at: http://aquila.usm.edu/fac_pubs/3083