Collections > Electronic Theses and Dissertations > "So You 'Wanna Be a 'Ball Coach?" Job Satisfaction and Perceived Role Conflict of Millennial Graduate Assistant Coaches in Division I-FBS Football

Researchers modified the Spector Job Satisfaction Survey to determine job satisfaction of millennial graduate assistant (GA) football coaches at the Division I-FBS level and gauge role conflict. Researchers analyzed satisfaction using descriptive statistics software. Millennial GAs were overall satisfied with their jobs, but least satisfied with their pay. A leading number of millennial GAs found being able to coach football most rewarding about their job (31%). Ninety-three percent of GAs reported that obtaining a Master’s degree was important. Only 61% believed they could complete their graduate program. This research suggests the NCAA and membership institution administrators should review its compensation and educational policies to ensure GAs are compensated and protected in their roles as both a student and a coach.