Adolescent Male Perceptions of Leadership in a Sporting Context

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Title Adolescent Male Perceptions of Leadership in a Sporting Context
Author Skinner, James; Lizzio, Alfred Joseph
Journal Name Leading and Managing
Editor Associate Professor Dorothy Andrews & Dr Marian Lewis
Year Published 2011
Place of publication Australia
Publisher Australian Council for Educational Leaders
Abstract This article focuses on the sports context to understand better adolescent males‟ views of leadership. It employs methods to optimise adolescent voice while reducing the chances of imposing adult-centric perspectives on young people‟s views of leadership. Sixty-seven adolescent males who were members of Under 14 to Under 16 rugby teams in a Brisbane metropolitan club voluntarily participated in this study. Participants as a group reacted to videoed scenarios of seven sporting situations. Participants were asked about perceived risks associated with each situation, the level of admiration felt to accompany actions taken and perceptions of leadership, and they were encouraged to provide honest and frank responses. The results indicate that engagement with sport can expose adolescent males to situations that require leadership behaviours but perceptions of leadership behaviour seem to vary only marginally depending on each situation. It is suggested that future research should use further visual stimuli to initiate discussion about matters which have been shown to pose a „risky‟ or an „unwelcome‟ situation in which leadership actions in a sports context are depicted.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Publisher URI http://www.acel.org.au/index.php?id=993
Copyright Statement Copyright 2011 Australian Council for Educational Leaders (ACEL). This is the author-manuscript version of this paper. Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal website for access to the definitive, published version.
Volume 17
Issue Number 2
Page from 99
Page to 109
ISSN 1329-4539
Date Accessioned 2012-02-24; 2012-03-14T05:33:16Z
Date Available 2012-03-14T05:33:16Z
Research Centre Griffith Institute for Educational Research; Griffith Institute For Tourism; Griffith Health Institute
Faculty Griffith Business School
Subject Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/43608
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1

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