Refereeing as a Post-Athletic Career Option
Bright, Vanessa; Warner, Stacy; Zvosec, Claire
Athletes may be especially primed to become referees, yet we do not know what former athletes think about this career choice. To address the worldwide referee shortage, it is important to better understand athletes’ perceptions of refereeing. From a Career Contingency Model framework, it is evident athletes’ perception would influence their decision to consider refereeing. This study’s aim was to examine athletes’ perceptions of the refereeing environment (RQ1) and identify referee recruitment barriers (RQ2). Utilizing a descriptive phenomenological approach, 23 current and former athletes took part in semi-structured interviews based on their lived experience as an athlete. The participants identified the officiating environment as a High Stress Environment with Financial Instability, while Time and Lack of Knowledge and Support were identified as recruitment barriers. The results contributed to the burgeoning line of research attempting to address the global referee shortage and provide both theoretical and practical implications for sport managers.
Bright, Vanessa, & Warner, Stacy, & Zvosec, Claire. (January 2022). Refereeing as a Post-Athletic Career Option. Journal of Sport Management, (. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10342/10007
Bright, Vanessa, and Warner, Stacy, and Zvosec, Claire. "Refereeing as a Post-Athletic Career Option". Journal of Sport Management. . (.), January 2022. May 24, 2022. http://hdl.handle.net/10342/10007.
Bright, Vanessa and Warner, Stacy and Zvosec, Claire, "Refereeing as a Post-Athletic Career Option," Journal of Sport Management , no. (January 2022), http://hdl.handle.net/10342/10007 (accessed May 24, 2022).
Bright, Vanessa, Warner, Stacy, Zvosec, Claire. Refereeing as a Post-Athletic Career Option. Journal of Sport Management. January 2022; () . http://hdl.handle.net/10342/10007. Accessed May 24, 2022.