Eric Duong PE 312 David Troy Nov. 10, 2008 Teacher-Coach Role Conflict It is well-known that the main reason why people are attracted to the profession of physical education is because of their desire to coach, when the students themselves should be the incentive. Because of this motivation, men and women who teach and coach encounter role conflicts. Role conflicts exist when there are incompatible expectations for the different roles a person fills. The textbook gives an example of role conflict by using the scenario of teacher-coaches who have higher expectations for the coaching role and lower expectations for the teaching role. There are also outside factors that take effect on teacher-coach role conflict. For example, the coaching role may receive more attention than the teaching role;the expectations are higher and the more immediate awards are more praised. The two roles also differ because the coach’s performance is more in the public’s eye. Usually, parents,......
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