Transformational Leadership and Task Cohesion in Sport: The Mediating Role of Inside Sacrifice

Cronin, L.D. and Arthur, C.A. and Hardy, J. and Callow, N. (2015) Transformational Leadership and Task Cohesion in Sport: The Mediating Role of Inside Sacrifice. Journal of sport & exercise psychology, 37. pp. 23-36. DOI: 10.1123/jsep.2014-0116

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In this cross-sectional study, we examined a mediational model whereby transformational leadership is related to task cohesion via sacrifice. Participants were 381 American (Mage = 19.87 years, SD = 1.41) Division I university athletes (188 males, 193 females) who competed in a variety of sports. Participants completed measures of coach transformational leadership, personal and teammate inside sacrifice, and task cohesion. After conducting multilevel mediation analysis, we found that both personal and teammate inside sacrifice significantly mediated the relationships between transformational leadership behaviors and task cohesion. However, there were differential patterns of these relationships for male and female athletes. Interpretation of the results highlights that coaches should endeavor to display transformational leadership behaviors as they are related to personal and teammate inside sacrifices and task cohesion

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Research Publications
Departments: College of Health and Behavioural Sciences > School of Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences
Date Deposited: 22 May 2015 02:47
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2015 02:49
ISSN: 0895-2779
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URI: http://e.bangor.ac.uk/id/eprint/4581
Identification Number: DOI: 10.1123/jsep.2014-0116
Publisher: Human Kinetics
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