The effects of vertical (coach-athlete) and horizontal (teammate-teammate) communication on athletes' affective commitment and organizational citizenship behaviors (OCB) were examined in this study. A total of340 intercollegiate student-athletes in Hong Kong China participated in the survey. The structural equation modeling (SEM) results supported partial mediating effects of team commitment between vertical communication and OCB. Horizontal communication was measured using four subscales: acceptance, distinctiveness, positive conflict, and negative conflict. Acceptance had direct and indirect effects on OCB via commitment whereas negative conflict had negative indirect effects on OCB via commitment. The positive conflict and distinctiveness subscales were not significant.
|Number of pages||21|
|Journal||International Journal of Sport Psychology|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jul 2017|
Scopus Subject Areas
- Applied Psychology
- Interpersonal communication
- Social exchange theory