Leadership Behaviors in Sport: A Theoretical Model and Research Paradigm1

A heuristic model is presented concerning leadership behaviors in youth sports

Frank L. Smoll; Ronald E. Smith

2006

Scholarcy highlights

  • A heuristic model is presented concerning leadership behaviors in youth sports
  • The athletic environment is characterized as a largely untapped naturalistic setting for psychological research, and a rationale is developed for the study of leadership in youth sports
  • Consideration is given to the basic components of a mediational model of coach-athlete interactions and some preliminary research relative to the model
  • The sport-specific model and associated research is related to the larger context of theoretical advances and empirical work in the area of leadership

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