Warren Smith

Doctor of Philosophy, (Management)
Study Completed: 2011
Massey Business School


Thesis Title
Athlete satisfaction over time: Adapting the athlete satisfaction questionnaire (ASQ) to a New Zealand setting

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Mr Smith’s research focussed on investigating the influence of time on New Zealand athletes’ satisfaction response using the Athlete Satisfaction Questionnaire. A methodology was proposed which incorporated understanding the dynamics of both pre- and post-event athlete satisfaction. Mr Smith’s main contribution to knowledge highlighted the hierarchical differences in pre- and post-event athlete satisfaction between team and individual sport athletes. The findings provide a clear framework for significant others such as sport coaches to provide appropriate situation specific responses to athletes under competition pressure.

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