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Athlete, Development, Intervention, Leader, Leadership
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The purpose of the current study was to develop, implement, and examine a new program of leadership development with varsity athletes. The sample comprised 27 varsity athletes (Mage = 20.30, SD = 2.07) who were assigned to a rookie (n = 7), emerging (n = 11), or veteran (n = 9) leader group based on their year of tenure. Each group participated in four workshops over the course of a season focused on developing both leader (human capital) and leadership (social capital) capabilities. In terms of leader development, results indicated significant increases in ratings of the use of eight of 10 targeted leader behaviors from pre-intervention to post-intervention. In terms of leadership development, results indicated significant increases in ratings of task-involving climate, team integration, personal development, and team performance as well as a desired significant decrease in ratings of ego-involving climate.
Duguay, Ashley Michelle, "THE IMPLEMENTATION OF A NEW PROGRAM OF LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT WITH FEMALE VARSITY ATHLETES: A PILOT STUDY" (2014). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 5228.