Title

Self-Reported Comfort in Athletic Training to Same- and Opposite-Sex Athletes

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

8-1-2004

Department

Human Performance and Recreation

Abstract

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.

Publication Title

Perceptual and Motor Skills

Volume

99

Issue

1

First Page

337

Last Page

340