Factors Affecting Coach Leadership Behavioral Styles and Team Success: The Mediating Role of Coach Leadership Behavior
The main purpose of this study is to determine if coach leadership behavior serves as a mediator between factors affecting said leader behavior and team success in sports. The research data were obtained from one hundred and sixty (n=160) athletes participated in inter university games with special reference to Western Province Sri Lankan. Team sports considered included, hockey, basketball, volleyball and Elle. Revised leadership scale for Sports questionnaire (RLSS) was used to access the coach leadership behavior and a modified questionnaire was used to access the factors affecting to it and the team success. The method used to collect data was cross sectional. SPSS version 16.0 was used for data analysis. Methods used to analyze data were General Linear model and Multiple Linear Regression. The Cronbach`s alpha obtained with the present sample was 0891. Appropriate correlations with theoretically linked constructs demonstrated criterion and concurrent validity. The results revealed coach leadership behavior as a mediator of the relationship between and factors affecting to coach leadership style and team success suggesting that factors affecting to coach leader behavior may enhance coach behavior in the task of successful performance. Mediating effect was first tested through calculating path coefficients and further conducted the Sobel`s test to validate the previous results.