Extent of Male Rugby Player Satisfaction with Technical and Administrative Services in Kenyan Universities
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This is an investigation of player satisfaction with selected technical and administrative issues among university rugby teams in Kenya .Players frequently express concerns regarding the team performance and team welfare. The current research investigated several variables (team task contribution, team support, performance and recognition, role of the coach and institutional support) which may influence the extent of player satisfaction. Investigating the team and individual satisfaction among the rugby players might provide information for the improvement of current technical and administrative procedures, may result in a greater amount of player satisfaction with the team as well as satisfaction with rugby as a sport in general. Male rugby players who are from registered university teams and who have been playing consistently in the national leagues for the last three years completed the modified version of the Athlete satisfaction Questionnaire. Four private and three public universities took part in the study with 13 players from each university filling the questionnaire. Preliminary results suggest that athlete satisfaction might be enhanced if the universities consider and enhance certain variables. The role of the coach (73%) and team task contribution (74%) score higher than the role played by university services (48%).Additionally, private universities seem to register better satisfaction overall compared to the public universities. The impact by other variables is also discussed further in the paper.