ERIC Number: ED291739
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Aug
Personality and Performance in Intercollegiate Football.
Garland, Daniel J.; Barry, John R.
The present study, based on Chelladurai and Carron's (1978) multidimensional theory of leadership, sought to determine if selected personality traits and specific leader behaviors are predictive of performance in collegiate football. Prior to regular season competition, collegiate football players (N=272) from three southeastern United States universities completed Cattell's Sixteen Personality Factor (16 PF) questionnaire and the Leadership Scale for Sports (Perception Version). Following regular season competition, players were grouped by their coaches into one of three athetic performance categories (Regulars, Substitutes, and Survivors). It was found that the personality traits of extroversion, emotional stability, tough-mindedness, and group-dependence, along with the leader behaviors of training and instruction, democratic behavior, autocratic behavior, social support, and rewarding behavior were predictive of performance in collegiate football, independently and interactively. The findings are discussed in relation to Chelladurai and Carron's (1978) multidimensional theory of leadership. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association (New York, NY, 95th, August, 1987).