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Optimal development of young male volleyball players through transformational coach leadership

Krukowska, Aleksandra, Poczwardowski, Artur and Parzelski, Dariusz (2015) Optimal development of young male volleyball players through transformational coach leadership. Polish Journal of Applied Psychology, 13 (3). pp. 9-24. ISSN 2354-0052

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1515/pjap-2015-0034


Leadership styles of coaches affect athletes’ sport and social skills. Recently, transformational leadership gained recognition as a beneficial, motivational and inspirational coaching style. Our study attempts to extend the understanding of transformational leadership in Polish youth sport through investigation of whether a transformational coach can lead a team effectively, while simultaneously contributing to athletes’ well-being and high performance. A male volleyball coach and twelve male volleyball players (15‒16 years old) participated in a study consisting of semi-structured interviews and participant observations. The results showed that characteristics of a transformational coach had an influence on athletes’ intrinsic motivation and involvement in training, and they served as means of satisfying the needs for autonomy, competence, and relatedness.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: transformational leadership, needs satisfaction, positive youth development, coach-athlete relationship
Depositing User: RED Unit Admin
Date Deposited: 30 Apr 2018 08:32
Last Modified: 30 Apr 2018 08:59
URI: http://bucks.collections.crest.ac.uk/id/eprint/17418

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