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Athletes Profile, Satisfaction, Coaches’ Leadership Behavior As Determinants Of Athletes Performance In State Universities And Colleges Of Region IV

Volume 2 - Issue 12, December 2018 Edition
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Author(s)
Dr. Kristine P. Cinco
Keywords
athlete’s satisfaction and performance, coaching behavior style, coaches’ leadership behavior, sports performance, sports satisfaction
Abstract
The main objective of the study is to assess the athlete’s profile, satisfaction, coaches’ leadership behavior as determinants of athletes performance in state universities and colleges of region IV. The study utilized the descriptive method of research. The respondents of this study include 97 coaches and 514 athletes for Individual Events (men and women) of the state Universities and colleges of Region IV- A & B. Two instruments basically, a revised version of Leadership Scale for Sport (LSS) by Chelladurai & Saleh (1978) and Athlete Satisfaction Questionnaire (ASQ) by Chelladurai and Riemer (1997) were used which were then statistically treated, analyzed and interpreted. The results suggest that most of the athletes are in the age bracket of 17-19, first year level have the highest probability, at the lowermost level of sports competition and just playing for one (1) year. Most of the coaches that responded are in the age bracket of 23-29, male, have been coaching from 1-5 year, permanent employment status and reached Regional level of competition as the highest sports competition level. The athletes are extremely satisfied with all the factors that contribute to the athletes satisfaction. Training behavior is commonly practice as coaches’ leadership behavior out of the five factors which coach is directed towards training process in improving athlete’s performance. There was a significant effect between the athlete’s performance in terms of athlete’s satisfaction and coaches’ leadership behavior. In terms of the profile of the Athletes, there is no significant effect between athlete’s performances.Based on the results of this study it is recommended that SCUAA Region IV schools to re-examine their development programs for coaches and athletes. Determine training needs that will provide significant leads on which the coaches need upgrading on knowledge, skills, and attitude towards work. Improve athletes and coaches technical skills, SCUAA REGION IV schools should formulate a wide but a diverse plans ranging from perspective plans to intermediate plans for the whole institution. Allow coaches to continue the search for an optimum interpersonal relationship with each player in the hopes of promoting an environment conducive to success.
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