Date of Award

2014

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

M.H.K.

Department

Kinesiology

First Advisor

Loughead, Todd M

Keywords

Health and environmental sciences, Cohesion, Group dynamics, Leadership, Sport psychology, Trust

Rights

CC BY-NC-ND 4.0

Abstract

The current study examined trust in athlete leadership. The study examined whether an athlete's propensity to trust others moderated the relationship between the antecedents of trust and trust in athlete leadership. In addition, the study examined whether the consequences of trust mediated the relationship between trust in athlete leadership and outcomes of trust. The sample comprised of 125 varsity athletes. Results showed Ability and Benevolence were significant predictors of Trust in the Athlete Leader, while Propensity to Trust did moderate the relationship between Benevolence and Trust in the Athlete Leader. As well, results indicated that Closeness fully mediated the relationship between Trust in Athlete Leader and GI-T, GI-S, ATG-T, ATG-S; Complimentarity partially mediated the relationship between Trust in the Athlete Leader and ATG-T and GI-S, while fully mediating the relationship between Trust in the Athlete Leader GI-T; Commitment fully mediated the relationship between Trust in the Athlete Leader and ATG-S.

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