LEADERSHIP STYLE DISCOVERY IN PERFORMANCE COACHING WITHIN SOCIAL CONTEXT

A. Naseer, A. W. Mughal, S. Javed

Abstract


Background: The purpose of the existing research was to examine the relationships of leadership styles, coaching strategies, and social support with sport achievements of players. Methods: The study was used a correlation design. The population of the research was consisted of 830 female players of Islamia university of Bahawalpur and Government College University Faisalabad. The data was collected through survey questionnaires with sample size of 240 respondents. Adopted and modified questionnaires were employed with the permission of parent authors. Various statistical techniques were utilized on collected data for the purpose of data analyses. The descriptive statistics was used to measure the demographic information through mean, standard deviation, and percentages, whereas, Pearson’s correlation analysis and multiple regression analysis were employed to test the hypotheses. Results: The leadership styles, coaching strategies, and social support as predictors factors significantly influenced on the sport achievements of players. The findings revealed positive and highly significant relationships of leadership styles (autocratic and democratic), coaching strategies (social support and positive feedback), social support (parents, siblings, peers and sport teachers) with sport performance of players. Conclusion: Therefore, social support is also needed to players by their parents, siblings, peers, and sports teachers not only to get sport achievements but also for their appreciations either on their elite or worst performance. The implication of the existing research suggested that coaches as leaders should prepare the athletes utilizing their expertise and boost them with their coaching strategies as well to gain their achievement level best in sports.


Keywords


Leadership Styles, Coaching Strategies, Social Support, Sport Achievements

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