Transformational Leadership in Elite Sport: A Qualitative Analysis of Effective Leadership Behaviors in Cricket

Smith, Matthew J., Young, David, Figgins, Sean G. and Arthur, Calum (2017) Transformational Leadership in Elite Sport: A Qualitative Analysis of Effective Leadership Behaviors in Cricket. The Sport Psychologist, 31 (1). pp. 1-15. ISSN 0888-4781

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Abstract

We examined transformational leadership behaviors are exhibited in an elite sport environment. Semistructured interviews were conducted with 9 professional county cricket players to explore perceptions of transformational leadership behaviors of their captain and head-coach. Behaviors were firstly deductively categorized based on the Differentiated Transformational Leadership Inventory, with the most frequently cited being high performance expectations and individual consideration from the coach, and appropriate role-modeling of the captain. Further inductive analyses revealed a range of other factors which may influence players’ perceptions of transformational leadership. From these findings, suggestions are offered for those working in an applied context with sporting leaders.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Departments > Sport and Exercise Sciences
Depositing User: Matthew Smith
Date Deposited: 02 Aug 2016 09:55
Last Modified: 25 Sep 2018 09:56
URI: http://eprints.chi.ac.uk/id/eprint/1927

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