The Effects of Coaching Styles on Artistic Swimmers’ Intention to Continue Athletic Career

Seungmo Kim, Tsz Ching Pang, Sanghyun Park

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Abstract

The main purpose of the current study was to analyze the effects of coaches’ leadership styles on athletes’ intention to continue their athletic career in the sport of artistic swimming. The population of this study was all athletic swimmers at the elite level. A sample of 196 artistic swimmers from 23 countries participated in a questionnaire pertaining to autocratic coaching, democratic coaching style, and intention to continue athletic career. Frequent analysis and multiple regression analyses were conducted to examine the relationships between two coaching styles and the outcome variable. The results revealed that democratic coaching style had a positive influence on athletes’ intention to continue, whereas autocratic coaching style had negative influence on athletes’ intention to continue. The results suggest that democratic coaching style could be more effective than autocratic coaching style to induce a long-term participation in the sport.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)31-43
Number of pages13
JournalResearch in Dance and Physical Activity
Volume3
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2019

User-Defined Keywords

  • coaching styles
  • artistic swimmer
  • intention to continue

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