Challenges, Current Status and Prospects of Leadership Styles and Team Cohesion in Male Football Players of Ethiopian Public Higher Institutions

Dagne Getachew Assefa


The purpose of this research was to investigate the challenges, current status and prospects of Leadership Styles and Team Cohesion in Male Football players of Ethiopian Public Higher Institutions in Adama Science and Technology institute by 2015 GC. A cross sectional research design was employed to conduct the study. In this research, 265 Ethiopian public higher institutions were determined through simple random sampling technique. As a data gathering instrument, a standard questionnaire was administered for leadership scale for sport and group environment questionnaire. Descriptive statistics mainly Mean, standard deviation and Pearson product moment correlation, were used to analyze the data at (p<5%). The most recurrent and persistent coaching leadership style was training and instruction leadership style. There is a positive and significant relationship between social cohesion and training and instruction, positive feedback, social support and democratic behavior styles. The result is consistent with task cohesion of football players. Thus, Ethiopian higher public institutions football coaches may use all leadership styles except autocratic leadership styles. Then social as well as task cohesion of the football players can be developed through the above variety of leadership styles.

Keywords: Football, Leadership styles and Team cohesion

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