ERIC Number: ED288865
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Nov-9
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The Effects of Personality and Perceived Leader Behaviors on Performance in Collegiate Football.
Garland, Daniel J.; Barry, John R.
The present study utilized a multidimensional model of leadership (Chelladurai & Carron, 1978) to examine the influence of personality traits and perceived leader behaviors on performance in collegiate football. Collegiate football players (n=272) from three southeastern United States universities were administered Cattell's Sixteen Personality Factor questionnaire and the Leadership Scale for Sports and subsequently grouped into three athletic performance categories (Regulars, Substitutes, and Survivors). Regression analyses indicated that personality traits and leader behaviors taken together contribute significantly to the prediction of performance. Players who were more group-dependent, tough-minded, extroverted, emotionally stable and who perceived their coach as offering more training and instruction, having a democratic decision-style, being more socially supportive, and offering more positive feedback were likely to perform more effectively. Players who perceived their coach as having an autocratic decision-style were not likely to perform as effectively. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Georgia Psychological Association (Atlanta, GA, May, 1987).