|Appears in Collections:||Faculty of Health Sciences and Sport Journal Articles|
|Peer Review Status:||Refereed|
|Title:||Transformational leadership in elite sport: A qualitative analysis of effective leadership behaviors in cricket (Forthcoming/Available Online)|
|Authors:||Smith, Matthew J|
Arthur, Calum A
|Citation:||Smith MJ, Young D, Figgins S & Arthur CA Transformational leadership in elite sport: A qualitative analysis of effective leadership behaviors in cricket (Forthcoming/Available Online), Sport Psychologist.|
|Abstract:||We examined transformational leadership behaviors are exhibited in an elite sport environment. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with 9 professional county cricket players to explore perceptions of transformational leadership behaviors of their captain and head-coach. Behaviors were firstly deductively categorised based on the Differentiated Transformational Leadership Inventory, with the most frequently cited being high performance expectations and individual consideration from the coach, and appropriate role-modelling of the captain. Further inductive analyses revealed a range of other factors which may influence players’ perceptions of transformational leadership. From these findings, suggestions are offered for those working in an applied context with sporting leaders.|
|Rights:||© 2016 Human Kinetics, Inc. This article will be published in a forthcoming issue of The Sport Psychologist. This article appears here in its accepted, peer-reviewed form, as it was provided by the submitting author and accepted for publication. It has not been copy edited, proofed, or formatted by the publisher.|
|Affiliation:||University of Chichester|
England & Wales Cricket Board
University of Chichester
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