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Women in endurance sports: Linking competitive and professional work lives

Posted on:2013-11-07Degree:Ph.DType:Dissertation
University:Fielding Graduate UniversityCandidate:Walton, Norman BruceFull Text:PDF
This mixed methods study examines the link between active participation in competitive endurance sports and performance in the work environment. Women between the ages of 25 and 60 who actively competed in endurance sports and were also employed in positions of responsibility completed a survey to determine their level of work engagement. A subset of those who completed the survey also participated in interviews aimed at gaining an understanding of their experiences in both sport and work. Seven themes were identified: competition, self-efficacy, work engagement, problem solving, positive organizational behavior, work environment, and the transference of lessons learned from competition to the work environment. Each of these areas are discussed and evaluated for their effect on the quality of the individual's work life and work product.
Keywords/Search Tags:Endurance sports
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