Coaching preferences of athletes in Brunei Darussalam and Great Britain: a cross-cultural test of the path-goal theory.

Bolkiah, Sufri and Terry, Peter C. (2001) Coaching preferences of athletes in Brunei Darussalam and Great Britain: a cross-cultural test of the path-goal theory. In: International Society of Sport Psychology 10th World Congress, May 2001, Skiathos , Greece.

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Abstract

[Introduction]: Path-goal theory (House, 1971, 1996; House & Mitchell, 1997) postulates that effective leader behaviour is influenced by the characteristics of individual group members and the characteristics of the task to be accomplished, in particular its variability and the degree of interdependence between group members. In the context of sport coaching, Path-goal theory suggests that participants in highly variable, interdependent sports such as soccer or basketball would prefer a more structured, autocratic leadership style than participants in more environmentally predictable, independent sports such as shooting or diving. Previous tests of Path-goal theory in a sport setting have provided partial support for the applicability of the theory to the coaching process (Capitao, 1995; Terry & Howe, 1984). For example, Terry and Howe showed that athletes in independent sports preferred more democratic behaviour and less autocratic behaviour than athletes in interdependent sports.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: No evidence of copyright restrictions.
Depositing User: Prof Peter Terry
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Sciences - Department of Psychology
Date Deposited: 04 Nov 2008 05:56
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 23:06
Uncontrolled Keywords: path-goal theory; coaching; Brunei Darussalam; Great britain
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170114 Sport and Exercise Psychology
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/4406

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