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Title: Training leisure centre instructors: client motivational profiles examined
Authors: Kniveton, Bromley H.
Keywords: age
client
gender
instructors
leisure
motivation
Issue Date: 2005
Publisher: © Emerald
Citation: KNIVETON, B.H., 2005. Training leisure centre instructors: client motivational profiles examined. Journal of European Industrial Training, 29(8), pp 627-640
Abstract: Purpose: To investigate the motivations of clients attending leisure centres/clubs. It is noted training programmes for instructors tend to neglect this, particularly in relation to the gender and age of clients. Method: In this study 460 recreational athletes including equal numbers of males and females in the two age groups, 17-27 years and 37-84 were interviewed and given a short questionnaire concerning their motives for taking part in activities in leisure centres/clubs. Findings: It was found both gender and age influenced motivations to participate and reasons for leaving. Implications: The need for instructors to be made aware of the very different motives driving recreational athletes to attend clubs was stressed if client wastage is to be reduced.
Description: This article was published in the journal, Journal of European Industrial Training [© Emerald] and is also available at: http://www.emeraldinsight.com/0309-0590.htm.
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/2693
ISSN: 0309-0590
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