Coaches' Leadership Behavior as Perceived by Basketball Players in Jordan and Its Effect on Their Satisfaction

Ziad Altahayneh, Omar Hindawi, Ghazi El-Kilani

Abstract


The purpose of this study was to investigate the coaches' leadership behaviors as perceived by basketball players in Jordan. Also, the study aimed at examining the effects of coaches' behaviors on athletes' satisfaction.
One hundred and one basketball players participated in this study. They completed a modified version of the Leadership Scale for Sports (LSS) and the Athlete Satisfaction Questionnaire, ASQ.
The results revealed that there was a significant relationship between coaches’ leadership behaviors and athletes' satisfaction. The regression analysis showed that democratic leadership behavior was the most important predictor of athlete satisfaction followed by training and instruction. Social support and positive feedback were also significant predictors of athletes' satisfaction. Moreover, significant negative relationships were found between athletes’ satisfaction and coaches' leadership behaviors. The study recommended that coaches should utilize the democratic and training and instruction behaviors and avoid autocratic behaviors when dealing with athletes. Additionally, studies investigating coaches’ behaviors in different sports should be conducted.

Keywords


Leadership, Coaches' behaviors, Satisfaction, athletes, Coaches, Basketball.

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