Leadership Behavior as Perceived by Collegiate Golf Coaches and Players in Taiwan and the Relationship to Basic Personality Traits
Date of Degree
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Jessica C. Kimmel
The purpose of this study was to explore the possible relationship between leadership behaviors demonstrated by golf coaches and their basic personality traits, and the basic personality traits of athletes among collegiate golf teams in Taiwan. The sample population of this study included 29 golf coaches and 236 golf athletes in 29 institutions with collegiate golf teams within Taiwan. Data were collected through the use of a self-designed demographic information questionnaire, the revised Leader Behavior Description Questionnaire, Form XII, and the revised Emotions Profile Index. Primary findings to emerge from this study included the following: (a) golf coaches regarded the leadership behavior to be used significantly more often than did the athletes; (b) there were significant relationships between the team members’ perceived leadership behavior of their coaches in Initiating Structure and the personality traits of the team members in the dimensions Dyscontrolled, Depressed, and Distrustful, respectively. In addition, there were significant relationships between the team members’ perceived leadership behavior of their coaches in Consideration and the personality traits of the team members in Trustful, Timid, Distrustful, Controlled, Aggressive and Bias dimensions respectively.
Chang, Bi-Fon, "Leadership Behavior as Perceived by Collegiate Golf Coaches and Players in Taiwan and the Relationship to Basic Personality Traits" (2004). Theses & Dissertations. 272.
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