Leadership style of coaches, athletes:

Sub Title: uncertainty and performance

Author: Antonio, Karen Grace

Accession Number: 1451T

Class No: 158

Author No: An88

Copyright Year: 2011

Abstract:

The purpose of this study was to determine the perceived leadership styles of coaches, and the athletes' uncertainty and performance among the selected private institutions of higher learning in Iloilo City during the academic year 2010-2011. A descriptive method was used in carrying out this research which comprised of 103 purposively chosen athletes of valleyball, basketball, and softball. The independent variable was the leadership style of coaches while the dependent variables were the uncertainty of the athletes and their performance. The antecedent variables were gender, type of team sports played and level of competition. Two validated instruments, the modified Leadership Scale for Sports for Leadership Style and an adapted questionnaire fro Matt Emery (2006) were used to examine the leadership style of coaches and the uncertainty of the athletes respectively. The data were analyzed using the Statistical Package of the Social Science (SPSS). The descriptive statistics used were means, and standard deviations, while the inferential statistics employed were the Mann-Whitney U Test, Kruskal-Wallis Test and Spearman rho, all set at .05 level of significance. The study revealed that coaches used the autocratic style of leadership when they were taken as an entire group and classified according to gender. When grouped according to type of team sports played, volleyball, and softball athletes also perceived their coaches as autocratic while basketball athletes observed the training and instruction leadership style of their coaches. When grouped as to level of competition, local and national athletes noticed the coaches' autocratic leadership style while regional level athletes perceived the training and instruction leadership style. Athletes were found to have low level of uncertainty as an entire group and according to age, gender, type of team sports played and level of competition. In terms of performance, they showed a fair performance as an entire group, but when classified according to gender, male athletes reflected a poor performance. However, the female athletes reflected a fair performance as well as those who played, basketball and volleyball, but softball athletes had poor performance. When classified as to level of competition, local athletes showed a poor performance while regional and national athletes exhibited fair performance. No significant differences existed in the perceived leadership styles of coaches, athletes' uncertainty and performance when the respondents were classified according to gender, type of team sports played and level of competition exposure. However, a significant relationship existed between leadership style of coaches and the athletes performance. Finally, no significant relationship was noted among leadership style, and athletes' uncertainty and performance.


Keywords: Leadership styles of coaches

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