Date of Award

2013

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

M.H.K.

Department

Kinesiology

First Advisor

Loughead, Todd M.

Keywords

Health and environmental sciences, Athlete leadership, Group dynamics, Mentoring, Sportpsychology

Rights

CC BY-NC-ND 4.0

Abstract

The purpose of the present study was twofold. The first purpose was to examine the relationship between peer athlete mentor transformational and transactional leadership behaviours and protégé receipt of Vocational and Psychosocial mentoring functions. The second purpose was to examine the association between peer athlete mentoring functions and protégé satisfaction. The sample comprised 272 varsity athletes. Results of structural equation modeling showed that the transformational leadership behaviours of Inspirational Motivation, Democratic Behaviour, and Social Support were positively related to Psychosocial mentoring. Further, the transformational leadership behaviours of Intellectual Stimulation and Social Support were positively associated to Vocational mentoring. In terms of transactional leadership behaviours, Positive Feedback was positively related to Psychosocial mentoring, while Contingent Reward was positively associated to Vocational mentoring. Additionally, the leadership behaviour of Training and Instruction was positively related to Vocational mentoring. Finally, the results showed that Psychosocial mentoring was positively related to protégé satisfaction.

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