The Effect of Coach Leadership on Player Satisfaction in Volleyball in Taiwan
Date of Degree
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Joseph W. Eyles
The purpose of this study was to examine the leadership behavior of university volleyball coaches in Taiwan and its association with athletes’ satisfaction according to Bass’s (1985) transformational/transactional leadership model. The participants included 89 players, (41 males and 48 females), and 15 coaches representing Divisions 1, II, and III from the current men’s and women’s volleyball teams competing in the Chinese Taipei University Sports Federation. Three survey instruments were used: Transformational Leadership Questionnaire (Wu & Lin, 1998), Transactional Leadership Questionnaire (Wu & Lin, 1998), and Athlete Satisfaction Questionnaire (Riemer & Chelladurai, 1998). Differences in transformational/transactional leadership behaviors were observed for the leader characteristics of level of education and the coaches’ playing experience. The coaches with more education and playing experience found it easier to develop transformational leadership behavior. Furthermore, players’ satisfaction with leadership was positively and strongly associated with transformational leadership, whereas negative relationship was observed for contingent reward behavior.
Wang, Tsung-Teng, "The Effect of Coach Leadership on Player Satisfaction in Volleyball in Taiwan" (2004). Theses & Dissertations. 122.