Volume 1, Issue 1, August 2016, Page: 10-16
Job Performance Measurement of Physical Education Graduates in Private Fitness Centres and Municipal Sports Organizations
George Kipreos, Department of Sport Management, University of Peloponnese, Sparta, Greece
Stylianos Kaprinis, Department of Sport Management, University of Peloponnese, Sparta, Greece
Anastasia Perrea, Physical Education Teacher in Primary School, Athens, Greece
Vasilios Kakkos, General Secretariat of Sports, Athens, Greece
Received: Jul. 6, 2016;       Accepted: Jul. 15, 2016;       Published: Aug. 3, 2016
DOI: 10.11648/j.ijsspe.20160101.13      View  4696      Downloads  189
Human resources performance evaluation is a useful management tool in order for an organization to prosper, to be competitive and to achieve its goals. Business operation, effectiveness, growth and profitability depend on the employees’ conduct and performance. Especially in service providers such as fitness centers and sport organizations, job performance is a critical and decisive factor which contributes to the success of the organization. The purpose of the present study was to evaluate the job performance of physical education graduates who are employed in fitness centers and municipal sports organizations. 320 physical education graduates were evaluated, 146 of whom are employed in private gyms and 174 in municipal sport organizations. Regarding the sex of the participants, 144 were men and 176 were women. The evaluation of fitness trainers took place in 42 private fitness clubs and 28 municipal organizations. The evaluator was a person with a clear picture and view of the performance of the employees such as fitness managers, supervisors of the municipal programmes “Sports for all” and private fitness clubs owners. In order to evaluate the performance, a Multifactor Job Performance Assessment Model of employed physical education graduates was used, which assesses personality traits, professional attitude, cognitive development, leadership skills, general and specific job performance with the help of six questionnaires,. The validity and credibility of the questionnaires have been sufficiently proven. The Multivariate Analysis of variance (MANOVA) pinpointed that physical education graduates who are employed in private fitness centers show higher levels of extraversion, emotional stability and openness to new experiences while they develop more positive interpersonal relationships compared to their colleagues in municipal sports organizations. Moreover, private fitness centers employees are more intensely oriented towards lifelong learning, creating a vision and intellectual stimulation. Finally, they do better in fields such as planning, organizing and teaching sports programs and also in providing comprehensive quality services to their customers.
Job Performance, Evaluation, Fitness Trainers, Fitness Centers, Municipal Sport Organization
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George Kipreos, Stylianos Kaprinis, Anastasia Perrea, Vasilios Kakkos, Job Performance Measurement of Physical Education Graduates in Private Fitness Centres and Municipal Sports Organizations, International Journal of Sports Science and Physical Education. Vol. 1, No. 1, 2016, pp. 10-16. doi: 10.11648/j.ijsspe.20160101.13
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