A comparative study of perceived leadership behavior of selected North Carolina high school athletic directors

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Theodore Joseph Spatkowski (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/
Rosemary McGee

Abstract: The general problem was to compare secondary school athletic directors' descriptions of self-perceived leadership behavior with descriptions of that same behavior as perceived by the head boys' basketball coaches within and among the four school size classifications in North Carolina. In addition, the variables of athletic director's age, school size classification of the director, and the time spent performing the director's duties were examined to determine their influence on the perceptions the directors had of their leadership behavior. The Leadership Behavior Description Questionnaire—Form XII (LBDQ-XII) was used to collect primary data. Specifically, 12 leader behavior dimensions were assessed by the 183 athletic directors and 183 head coaches. Significant differences existed in the athletic director's self-perceptions, based on the athletic director's age, in the dimensions tolerance of uncertainty and tolerance of freedom. Directors in the 51+ age group perceived themselves to be the most tolerant of uncertainty, while directors in the 31-40 age group perceived themselves as least tolerant. Directors in the 41-50 age subcategory perceived themselves as most tolerant of freedom, while directors in the 31-40 age group perceived themselves as least tolerant.

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Language: English
Date: 1988
Coaching (Athletics)
School sports $x Organization and administration

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