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Avaliação Psicológica

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DELL'ANTONIO, Elisa  and  BARROSO, Mario Luiz Couto. Coaches' leadership profile and team performance in competition. Aval. psicol. [online]. 2014, vol.13, n.3, pp. 311-316. ISSN 1677-0471.

This research assessed the leadership profile of under-19 women’s volleyball coaches from Santa Catarina, Brazil, considering coaches’ self-perception, athletes’ perception of their respective coach profile, and the volleyball teams’ competition performance. Six teams, 70 athletes and 6 coaches participated in the study. The instruments applied were two versions of the Leadership Scale for Sports (LSS) – the self-perception and real profile. Using both descriptive and inferential statistics, results show “Training and Instruction” and “Positive Feedback” as the six teams’ main preferences. Coaches’ self-perception diverges from athletes’ perception with regard to decision style. When performance was analyzed, the stand-out teams were those that considered their coaches’ profile to be democratic. There were no statistically significant differences between the champion team and the runner-up.

Keywords : leadership; coaches; performance; volleyball.

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