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"International Journal of Physical Education, Sports and Health"

2016, Vol. 3, Issue 2, Part F

An exploratory study of team captains’ leadership role during sports competition of universities students-Athletes in Ghana


Author(s): Omoregie Philip Osamende

Abstract: The study explore student team captain’s leadership experiences during sports competition. 37 Universities team captains (23 males & 14 females) were purposively sampled from five sports (soccer, athletics, badminton, tennis & table-tennis). Leadership Practices Inventory of 30 items, with six items loading practice of 5-points Likert-scale rarely (1) – frequently (5) yielded a reliability (α = 0.74). Research question and two hypotheses were tested. Mean, standard deviation and Analysis of Variance used at .05 significant level. Results shows that enable others to act with and encourage the heart mean were higher than other practices. Findings reported a significantly higher use of two out of the five leadership practices: Inspire a shared vision F (1, 35) = 7.499, p< 05 and challenge the process F (1, 35) = 4.755, p<.05, while there was gender significant higher use of four out of the five leadership practices: challenge the process F (7, 36) = 8.078, p<.05, Inspire a shared vision F (7, 36) = 6.289, p<.05, encourage the heart F (7, 36) = 5.299, p<.05 and model the way F (7, 36) = 4.316, p<.05, with the male reported a higher mean than female counterpart. The needs to help individual develop a philosophy that places importance on developing captains as leaders.

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How to cite this article:
Omoregie Philip Osamende. An exploratory study of team captains’ leadership role during sports competition of universities students-Athletes in Ghana. International Journal of Physical Education, Sports and Health. 2016; 3(2): 291-295.
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