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n African Journal for Physical Health Education, Recreation and Dance - Perceived leadership styles of sport administrators and the relationship with organisational effectiveness management and governance - : sport management and governance

Supplement 1
  • ISSN : 1117-4315

Abstract

Sport administrators in Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) play a significant role in influencing the activities of the sport department towards the goals of athletic success and economic viability. An important factor contributing to sport administrators' success and organisational effectiveness is the leadership style adopted by the sport administrator. The purpose of this study was to investigate different leadership styles adopted by sport administrators employed at HEIs in South Africa, ascertain whether there were any differences in terms of gender and establish the relationship between leadership styles and organisational effectiveness. Using a quantitative research approach, separate sets of the Multifactor Leadership Questionnaire (MLQ) were administered to sport coaches and sport administrators. Descriptive statistics such as means, standard deviations, percentages and frequencies were generated from the demographic data and the MLQ responses. Chi square analyses for independence were used to determine whether there were any differences in terms of gender. Correlations were used to establish the relationship between leadership styles and organisational effectiveness. The results indicated that the most dominant leadership style adopted by sport administrators was transformational. Correlation analysis revealed a positive and significant relationship between transformational leadership style and organisational effectiveness. Therefore, sport administrators should be provided the necessary support in terms of training and resources to develop their leadership style so that both they and the organisation benefit.

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2015-11-01
2019-11-14

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