The effectiveness of leadership characteristics in varying situations displayed within a half-time speech in football.

Hardman, Matthew (2016) The effectiveness of leadership characteristics in varying situations displayed within a half-time speech in football. Undergraduate thesis, University of Chichester.

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Abstract

Previous research has examined athletes’ perceptions of pre-game speeches (e.g. VargasTonsing & Bartholomew, 2006; Vargas & Short, 2011). Previous literature has not examined the effectiveness of behaviours within half-time speeches in football. The research has heavily relied on the situations being irrelevant and has not been explained as a dynamic and flexible area of conversation. This study aimed to build on this research by identifying what behaviour athletes prefer and require from their coaches in a halftime speech through different situations.
The opening eight games of competitive league matches were recorded from a Ryman South under 18’s team. The players (N=7) were interviewed, using semi-structured interviews. Interviews asked participants to explain their preferences and requirements of a half-time speech in specific situations. Stimulated recall was achieved by participants watching the video recording of their coaches’ half-time speeches at four selected matches. Interviews were transcribed, and a content analysis was conducted. Participants reported a preference and requirement of instructional content based on tactics when winning/dominating. Alternatively, results found a bias towards emotional and motivational content when confronted with a losing/struggling situation. Further research needs to be applied to understand whether these preferences and requirements allow for successful implementation within the MML to maximise satisfaction and performance.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Additional Information: BSc (Hons.)Sport & Exercise Psychology
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Q Science > Q Science (General)
Divisions: Departments > Sport and Exercise Sciences
Undergraduate Dissertations
Depositing User: Ann Jones
Date Deposited: 21 Sep 2016 14:33
Last Modified: 21 Sep 2016 14:33
URI: http://eprints.chi.ac.uk/id/eprint/1977

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