Date of Graduation
Eberly College of Arts and Sciences
Matthew M Martin
The purpose of this study was to compare student-athletes' ideal coaching leadership styles and teaching leadership styles. Further, this study examined the relationship between student-athletes' level of argumentativeness and verbal aggressiveness and their ideal leadership styles. Student-athletes (N=67) were surveyed about their ideal coaching and teaching leadership styles and their communication traits. The averages of each leadership styles were compared to rank them from most ideal to least ideal. Student-athletes prefer the leadership styles of Paternalistic, Democratic, and Transformational for coaches and the leadership styles of Laissez-Faire and Transactional for teachers. Student-athletes' argumentativeness and verbal aggressiveness were related to some of their preferred ideal coaching and teaching leadership styles.
Klein, Elzbieta, "Desired leadership styles in classroom and court: Comparing ideal coaching and teaching styles of collegiate student-athletes" (2014). Graduate Theses, Dissertations, and Problem Reports. 7324.