A national survey of selected men’s basketball coaches, at the NCAA Division I level, revealed how essential the respondents felt certain work ethic characteristics were for successful basketball players on their team. The respondents also revealed how important specific skills or talents were for the success of men’s NCAA men’s Division I basketball programs. The survey was completed by means of a 36-item Likert scale questionnaire. This investigation determined to what degree NCAA Division I coaches should seek specific work ethic characteristics and physical skills/talents in their players.
Stier, William F. and Schneider, Robert C., "Preferred Player Characteristics and Skills of Division I Men's Basketball Coaches" (2006). Kinesiology, Sport Studies and Physical Education Faculty Publications. 49.
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