The influence of resilience and self-efficacy on job satisfaction and its relationship with life satisfaction among South African amateur sport coaches
The field of positive psychology is centred on valued subjective experiences and positive individual traits that move individuals toward better citizenship. Adjustments to the demands of coaches’ work and life satisfaction may place an additional burden on coaches to find the correct balance between their resilience and self-efficacy in attaining job satisfaction and subsequently life satisfaction. The purpose of this study was to explore the influence of resilience and self-efficacy on job satisfaction and its relationship with life satisfaction among a cohort of South African amateur soccer, rugby and cricket coaches. , The study is located within a post-positive quantitative cross-sectional research paradigm using a structured questionnaire administered to a sample of 250 amateur sport coaches through a convenience sampling method. Data were analysed using descriptive statistics, correlation and regression analysis. The regression analysis yielded positive significant predictive relationships between self-efficacy and job satisfaction (β = 0.426, t-value = 7.021, p < 0.000), resilience and job satisfaction (β = 0.142, t-value = 2.344, p < 0.01) and job satisfaction with life satisfaction (β = 0.414, t-value = 7.160, p < 0.000). Management of sport organisations should seek to achieve a positive working environment that sustains a sense of personal satisfaction for amateur sport coaches.
Keywords: Resilience, self-efficacy, job satisfaction, satisfaction with life, amateur sport coaches.