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Title: The impact of congruence between perceived and preferred leadership on satisfaction among college student-athletes in Singapore
Authors: Chia, Jingyi Shannon
Pyun, Do Young
Kwon, Hyungil Harry
Keywords: Coaching leadership behaviour
Satisfaction
Congruence
Multidimensional model of leadership
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: © National Institute of Education, Singapore. Published by Routledge
Citation: CHIA, J.S., PYUN, D.Y. and KWON, H.H., AND 2015. The impact of congruence between perceived and preferred leadership on satisfaction among college student-athletes in Singapore. Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 35(4), pp. 498–513.
Abstract: Chelladurai developed the Multidimensional Model of Leadership, which was designed to be situation-specific to examine leadership behaviour and effectiveness in sporting contexts. Applying Chelladurai’s concept to the Singapore sporting context, this study aimed to assess the impact of congruence between perceived and preferred leadership behaviours on satisfaction with leadership among college student-athletes in Singapore. Data were collected from 185 college student-athletes enrolled in the five local tertiary institutes. The questionnaire utilized in this study consisted of the perception and preference versions of the Revised Leadership Scale for Sports and seven items measuring satisfaction with coaching leadership. Confirmatory factor analysis and a series of hierarchical multiple regression procedures were carried out to test the psychometric properties of the leadership scale and the hypothesized relationship between congruence levels and satisfaction. Results revealed congruence of perceived and preferred behaviour in social support was a significant indicator of athletes’ satisfaction. Possible implications from the findings were discussed in an effort to better understand coaching effectiveness in Singapore.
Description: This paper is in closed access until 30th Jan 2017.
Sponsor: This work was supported by the National Research Foundation of Korea Grant funded by the Korean government [NRF-2011-413-G00017].
Version: Accepted for publication
DOI: 10.1080/02188791.2015.1064355
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/20866
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02188791.2015.1064355
ISSN: 1742-6855
Appears in Collections:Closed Access (Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences)

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