Coaching is a decision making process (Abraham, Collins, and Martindale, 2006). Coaches are required to make decisions under stressful conditions on a regular basis. Conflict model by Janis and Mann (1977) states that decisional conflict stress is the major reason for decisional failure and failure in high-quality decision making. This study aimed to find the difference in decision making style of experienced (N=39) coaches and inexperienced coaches (N=49) and the relation between self-esteem level and the style of decision making. Melbourne decision making questionnaire part I and part II (
Mann, Burnett, Radford and Ford, 1997) was used to measures self-esteem (Part I) in decision making and four styles of decision making (Part II). As determined by one-way ANOVA the results indicated the coaches without experience have a hypervigilant [F (1, 85) = 8.60, p =.004] and defensive avoidance decision making style (procrastination [F (1, 86) = 4.30, p=.041], buck-passing [F (1, 86) = 7.43, p = .008]), it is associated with high stress and the decision maker tries avoiding the conflict by postponing the decision or passing the responsibility to someone else. Hypervigilant decision making style is associated with severe emotional stress and the decision maker wants a way out of the dilemma and therefore might hastily choose the alternative that will provide immediate relief from the panic like situation encountered by the individual. Using Pearson’s correlation it was found that coaches with lower self-esteem employed defensive avoidance (buck-passing r (86) =-.464
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Somya Awasthi, Priyanka Prabhakar. A comparative study of decision making styles of trainee coaches and coaches with experience. Int J Physiol Nutr Phys Educ 2019;4(1S):34-37.