Identifying the generic competencies of Rugby Union referees

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dc.contributor.advisor De Beer, J.J. (Johannes Jacobus), 1947- en
dc.contributor.postgraduate De Villiers, Anton en
dc.date.accessioned 2013-09-07T12:34:36Z
dc.date.available 2004-09-13 en
dc.date.available 2013-09-07T12:34:36Z
dc.date.created 2000-00-00 en
dc.date.issued 2005-09-13 en
dc.date.submitted 2004-09-13 en
dc.description Dissertation (MCom(Human Resources Management))--University of Pretoria, 2005. en
dc.description.abstract The Blue Bulls Rugby Referees’ Society has experienced difficulty identifying the competencies required for individuals to become successful referees at national and international levels. The purpose of this study, therefore, is to identify the generic competencies required by a referee to become successful at the highest level. Competencies therefore, according to this study, are a prerequisite for successful rugby union refereeing. The two main research strategies used are the quantitative and qualitative research methods. In this study quantitative research is predominant, but qualitative research was also used to identify the competencies employed in the questionnaires. Interviews were conducted with the management of the Blue Bulls Rugby Referees’ Society, and with the players to gather input based upon their knowledge. Interviews with approximately ten senior coaches were also conducted to obtain their views. The information gathered from these interviews, together with personal experience and inputs from De Beer (2003: unpublished interview) were utilised to draw up a list of competencies. In this study survey research was used, using the Delphi technique to determine what the Blue Bulls referees’ opinions are about the required competencies of a successful referee, and to ensure that important competencies were not excluded. The Blue Bulls referees’ inputs were incorporated and a final questionnaire compiled. This questionnaire consisted of 36 competencies, which could be rated on a 5 point Likert scale. The total population for the study was 223, with 181 referees and 42 Currie Cup players. A weighted competency index was determined from these responses and the ten most important generic competencies, required to be a successful referee, from these responses are: Objectivity / Impartiality (being able to treat both sides the same) Consistency (consistency in the way rules are applied during a match) Concentration / Focus (ability to stay focused during a match and not allow the mind to fluctuate) Honesty / Integrity (the ability to be honest with players, on and off the field) Commitment (dedication to do the best when preparing for games, know the rules, and always giving the best when refereeing a match) Judgement (ability to evaluate and judge situations during a match correctly) Fitness (fitness in terms of physical ability to keep up with play during a match) Trustworthiness (ability to make the players trust you and know that you will apply the laws consistently and fairly) Decisiveness (ability to reach quick and firm decisions) Composure (to be calm during difficult situations) en
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dc.description.department Human Resource Management en
dc.identifier.citation De Villiers, A 2000, Identifying the generic competencies of Rugby Union referees, MCom(Human dissertation, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, viewed yymmdd < http://hdl.handle.net/2263/27914 > en
dc.identifier.upetdurl http://upetd.up.ac.za/thesis/available/etd-09132004-152349/ en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2263/27914
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher University of Pretoria en_ZA
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dc.subject Rugby en
dc.subject Referees en
dc.subject Integrity en
dc.subject Concentration en
dc.subject Commitment en
dc.subject Judgement en
dc.subject Fitness en
dc.subject Trustworthiness en
dc.subject Decisiveness en
dc.subject Compusurem currie cup en
dc.subject Training en
dc.subject Competency en
dc.subject Stress en
dc.subject Human resource strategies en
dc.subject Objectivity en
dc.subject Consistency en
dc.subject UCTD en_US
dc.title Identifying the generic competencies of Rugby Union referees en
dc.type Dissertation en


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