Ibero-American Journal of Exercise and Sports Psychology

SELF-CONCEPT IS AN INTERVENING ATTRIBUTE IN THE LEADING STYLE OF HIGH PERFORMANCE FUTSAL TRAINERS?

Abstract

Adolpho Cardoso Amorim, José Roberto Andrade do Nascimento Junior, Andressa Ribeiro Contreira, Carla Thamires Laranjeira Granja, José Luiz Lopes Vieira

In the sporting contexts, self-concept has been pointed out as a fundamental psychological attribute for the performance of coaches and athletes, focusing on the control of emotions and expectations of success or failure. The impact of self-concept on the leadership style of Brazilian coaches was investigated among coaches and technical auxiliaries/physical trainers (n=40) of teams participants of Futsal National League 2013 and the Brazilian national team. The instruments were the Factorial Scale of Self-Concept and Leadership in Sport Scale. Data were analyzed through Repeated Measures Anova, Spearman correlation, Simple and Multiple Regression (p<0.05). Results showed positive and significant correlations (p<0.05) between the Training-Instruction and Reinforcement styles with most of the self-concept dimensions. Social Support correlated positively with Social Responsiveness (r=0.34) and Autocratic Style correlated negatively with Social Attitude (r=-0.38). There was a moderate effect (β>0.20) of Social Attitude toward Autocratic, Safety toward Training-Instruction and Self- Control toward Training-Instruction and Reinforcement styles. It was concluded that Brazilian futsal coaches and physical trainers perform a leadership oriented towards performance and positive reinforcement, with self-concept associated to the adoption of these styles.

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