Article by Mächel, Loughead and Beckmann published in the Journal Frontiers in Psychology

The article 'The Testing of a Four-Dimensional Model of Athlete Leadership and its Relation to Leadership Effectiveness' was published in the Journal Frontiers in Psychology.

In their study Mächel, Loughead and Beckmann tested a four-dimensional leadership model that includes the dimensions of task-, social-, external-, and change-oriented leadership. Two samples of 161 athletes and 69 coaches rated every player on their team on the four-dimensional model and on perceived athlete leadership effectiveness. A multilevel regression analysis showed that all four dimensions of athlete leadership significantly predicted perceived athlete leadership effectiveness for players and three dimensions (i.e., social-, task-, and change-oriented leadership) for coaches.

These results support the importance of change-oriented leadership in relation to athlete leadership.

 

Mächel, C., Loughead, T.M., & Beckmann, J. (2020). The Testing of a Four-Dimensional Model of Athlete Leadership and its Relation to Leadership Effectiveness. Frontiers in Psychology, 11:1361; doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2020.01361