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Peer Review Status: Refereed
Title: Transformational leadership and task cohesion in sport: The mediating role of inside sacrifice
Author(s): Cronin, Lorcan Donal
Arthur, Calum A
Hardy, James
Callow, Nichola
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Keywords: coaching
group dynamics
Issue Date: Feb-2015
Date Deposited: 9-Mar-2015
Citation: Cronin LD, Arthur CA, Hardy J & Callow N (2015) Transformational leadership and task cohesion in sport: The mediating role of inside sacrifice. Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 37 (1), pp. 23-36.
Abstract: 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.
DOI Link: 10.1123/jsep.2014-0116
Rights: Publisher policy allows this work to be made available in this repository. Published in Journal of Sport & Exercise Psychology, 2015, 37, 23-36 by Human Kinetics. The original publication is available at:

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