An Examination of Division Level and Player Position on the Preferred Leadership Behaviors of NCAA Men’s Soccer Athletes Public Deposited

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  • March 20, 2019
  • Griffin, Blake S.
    • Affiliation: College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Exercise and Sport Science
  • This study examined the preferred leadership behaviors of NCAA men's soccer athletes based on the Multidimensional Model of Leadership. The purpose of this study was to determine and explore the differences in NCAA men's intercollegiate soccer players' preferences for leadership behavior based on division level and player position. The Multidimensional Model of Leadership was used as the conceptual framework in order to measure player preference through the Leadership Scale for Sports. The five leadership behaviors measured were: Training and Instruction, Democratic Behavior, Autocratic Behavior, Social Support, and Positive Feedback. A 3x4 totally between subjects ANOVA was conducted to assess differences in player preferences according to division level and player position. Results indicated that there were no significant differences in preferred leadership behaviors of NCAA men's soccer athletes according to their division level or playing position.
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