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Zhang Q, Wu K, Yao R, Xu Q. Golf Coaches Use Tacit Knowledge to Improve Transfer Performance: Understanding the Mediating Role of Transfer Capacity in Golf Coaching. Ann Appl Sport Sci. 2022; 10 (1)
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1- Tourism Management Department, Jinan University, Shenzhen, China
2- Golf and Leisure Sports Research Centre, Jinan University, Shenzhen, China , 1610754525@qq.com
Abstract:   (1099 Views)
Background. Golf is relatively new in China, and overall playing skills are low. Although golf coaches are vital in improving golf skills, their teaching skills are underdeveloped.
Objectives. This study aims to explore how the coach’s tacit knowledge affects the transfer performance by exploring the factors that affect the teaching ability of Chinese golf coaches. It aims to improve the teaching efficiency of coaches in physical education and give reference to other sports in teaching. Methods. Participants (N=339) included golf coaches from Shenzhen (China) and members of an online golf instructor group.
Results. (1) The possession of tacit knowledge allows coaches better to transmit that information, both amount and effectiveness. (2) Knowledge transferability improved knowledge transfer performance, mediating the relationship between tacit knowledge and knowledge transfer. (3) Skilled tacit knowledge had more influence on transfer capacity than cognitive tacit knowledge. (4) Absorptive capacity positively regulates transferability and knowledge transfer performance.
Conclusion. The findings can contribute to developing a theoretical understanding of golf coaching that can improve practice in China, where golf coaching is still at an early stage of development.
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APPLICABLE REMARKS
  • This article provides detailed suggestions for the unpredictable situation of golf coaches. These suggestions might help guide them through training in the future effectively. The theoretical model constructed for tacit knowledge transfer can be applied to research on other sports.
  • This study has some limitations. For instance, the model was constructed solely on transfer and absorption capacities, but variables such as satisfaction, loyalty, and learning burnout could also have been included. Future studies should consider including other variables contributing to knowledge transfer performance, such as coaches’ sense of well-being or self-efficacy.

Type of Study: Original Article | Subject: Motor Control and its Related Branches
Received: 2021/03/29 | Accepted: 2021/06/10 | Published: 2022/03/19 | ePublished: 2022/03/19

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