An investigation on the impact of ‘dark’ leadership characteristics on the thoughts, feelings and behaviour on team members. An exploratory study.

Falcini, Ryan (2018) An investigation on the impact of ‘dark’ leadership characteristics on the thoughts, feelings and behaviour on team members. An exploratory study. Masters thesis, University of Chichester.

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Abstract

Little research has explored the perspective of team members and what emotional, cognitive and behavioural responses they have to ‘dark’ leadership behaviours displayed by their on-pitch captains, this is what the current study looked to investigate. 10 semi-structured interviews stimulated by a vignette with participants to investigate their responses to this dark behaviours who had a minimum of two years in team sports as regular team members. Four behaviours in Social Dominance, Narcissism, Hubris and Machiavellian were investigated through a continuous narrative in a vignette to explore the responses of team members in their own sport and the story constructed in the vignette. A thematic analysis was used allowing the analysis to be data driven rather than theory driven, a wide range of negative response outcomes were associated with the dark leadership behaviours with few positive outcomes to the behaviours displayed by the leader. From the findings, suggestions and recommendations are offered to future researchers and people working within an applied environment with team captains.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Additional Information: MSc Sport and Exercise Psychology
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure > GV557 Sports
Divisions: Departments > Sport and Exercise Sciences
Depositing User: Ann Jones
Date Deposited: 18 Nov 2020 09:40
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2020 09:40
URI: http://eprints.chi.ac.uk/id/eprint/5466

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