Effect of the coaches' leadership style perceived by athletes on team cohesion among elite Brazilian futsal players

  • José Roberto Andrade Nascimento Junior State University of Maringá
  • João Ricardo Nickenig Vissoci Duke University
  • Renan Codonhato State University of Maringá
  • Leonardo de Sousa Fortes Federal University of Pernambuco
  • Daniel Vicentini de Oliveira Maringá Metropolitan College
  • Leonardo Pestillo Oliveira Maringá University Centre
  • Juarez Vieira Nascimento Federal University of Santa Catarina
  • Lenamar Fiorese State University of Maringá

Resumen

This study investigated the effect of the coach leadership style as perceived by athletes on team cohesion among elite futsal athletes. Participants were 120 athletes from the top-8 teams participating in the Paraná’s state Professional League 2013. Instruments used were the Leadership in Sport Scale and the Group Environment Questionnaire. For data analysis, Confirmatory Factor Analysis and Structural Equation Modelling were conducted, as well as Latent Profile Analysis. Results showed significant relationships between leadership style and both social (10%) and task cohesion (31%); in addition, the coach leadership style perceived by athletes characterized as democratic and based on social support, reinforcement and training-instruction influenced positively task cohesion (FL=0.55) and moderately social cohesion (FL=0.31). It is concluded that, for the futsal from the state of Parana, the coach’s leadership style based on democratic, reinforcement, social support and training-instruction behaviours is determinant to the development of task cohesion, however, does not have the same strong influence in social cohesion.

Biografía del autor

José Roberto Andrade Nascimento Junior, State University of Maringá

Professor and researcher - Physical Education Department, Federal University of São Francisco Valley (UNIVASF), Petrolina-PE, Brazil

João Ricardo Nickenig Vissoci, Duke University

Professor and researcher - Duke School of Medicine, Duke University, Durham-NC, United States

Renan Codonhato, State University of Maringá

PhD Student - Physical Education Department, State University of Maringá (UEM), Maringá-PR, Brazil

Leonardo de Sousa Fortes, Federal University of Pernambuco

Professor and researcher - Physical Education Department, Federal University of Pernambuco (UFPE), Recife-PR, Brazil

Daniel Vicentini de Oliveira, Maringá Metropolitan College

Professor and researcher - Physical Education Department, Maringá Metropolitan College (FAMMA), Maringá-PR, Brazil

Leonardo Pestillo Oliveira, Maringá University Centre

Professor and researcher - Physical Education Department, Maringá University Centre (UNICESUMAR), Maringá-PR, Brazil

Juarez Vieira Nascimento, Federal University of Santa Catarina

Professor and researcher - Physical Education Department, Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC), Florianópolis-SC, Brazil

Lenamar Fiorese, State University of Maringá

Professor and researcher - Physical Education Department, State University of Maringá (UEM), Maringá-PR, Brazil

Publicado
10-10-2018
Sección
Psicología del Deporte