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Applied sport psychology, leadership, leadership development
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The purpose of the current study was to implement and evaluate a leadership development program that targets the enhancement of athlete leadership behaviours, cohesion, and collective efficacy. The sample comprised of 14 male major midget hockey players (M = 16.46, SD = 0.78) from one team competing in the Bluewater Hockey League during the 2017-2018 season. Players participated in six leadership development workshops over the course of the season. The results indicated no significant mean changes at post-intervention for athlete leadership behaviours, cohesion, and collective efficacy. A focus group interview conducted with the team’s leadership core (i.e., captain and 3 assistant captain) following the intervention revealed that the players believed the leadership development program helped buffer against the negative effects of their on-ice performances.
Boisvert, Matthieu, "THE IMPLEMENTATION AND EVALUATION OF AN ATHLETE LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM WITH MALE OLDER YOUTH HOCKEY PLAYERS" (2018). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 7471.