Richard Samuel Kwadwo Abieraba


Background: The purpose of this study was to explore the efficacy of the coach-athlete relationship in University of Cape Coast sports teams. The researcher employed the interpersonal constructs of closeness, co-orientation, and complementarity (3Cs model) to explore participants’ feelings, thoughts, and behaviour respectively. Method: Qualitative data was obtained through semi-structured interviews, from 8 participants and their responses were content analyzed. Results: Analysis revealed that closeness (as defined in terms of intimacy, trust, respect, appreciation, and promising), co-orientation (termed as communication, self-disclosure, common goal, and general understanding), and lastly, complementarity (defined as roles, emotional support, academic support and financial support) have helped to improve the quality, effectiveness, and efficiency of the coach-athlete relationship among University of Cape Coast sports teams. Conclusion: It was concluded that participants showed a high level of closeness, co-orientation, and complementarity in their relationship.


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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.46827/ejpe.v10i5.5175


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