Peer leadership in sport: Relationships among personal characteristics, leader behaviors, and team outcomes

Melissa S. Price, Maureen R Weiss

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Abstract

The purpose of this study was to examine peer leadership in sport using transformational leadership theory as a framework.We extended research (Glenn&Horn, 1993; Moran&Weiss, 2006) by examining relationships among personal characteristics, peer leadership behaviors, and team outcomes. Adolescent female soccer players (N =191) completed measures assessing personal, leadership, and team constructs. Canonical correlation analyses revealed that (a) peer leaderswere characterized by higher perceived soccer competence, peer acceptance, behavioral conduct, and intrinsic motivation; and (b) effective peer leadership was associated with players who reported greater task and social cohesion and collective efficacy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)49-64
Number of pages16
JournalJournal of Applied Sport Psychology
Volume23
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2011

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