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Athlete Coping and the Influence of Coach Leadership Behaviors in Elite Figure Skaters

Title: Athlete Coping and the Influence of Coach Leadership Behaviors in Elite Figure Skaters.
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Name(s): Allen, Taylor Sonia, author
Chow, Graig Michael, professor directing thesis
Tenenbaum, Gershon, committee member
Canto, Angela I., committee member
Florida State University, degree granting institution
College of Education, degree granting college
Department of Educational Psychology and Learning Systems, degree granting department
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Master Thesis
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 2017
Publisher: Florida State University
Place of Publication: Tallahassee, Florida
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource (99 pages)
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: Athletes experience and cope with stressful performance situations throughout their careers. Many coping studies examine athletes’ self-reported coping strategies in past stressful events or ask athletes to report the types of coping strategies they utilized during non-specific stressful events (Crocker & Graham, 1995; Gould et al., 1993b; Gould et al., 1993c; Madden et al., 1989). Coping research is limited in that previous studies examined participants’ competitive stressor and reported coping strategies in incomparable situations (Gaudreau et al., 2002; Gaudreau et al., 2001). Research demonstrates the importance of athlete perception of coach leadership behaviors on athlete outcomes in general, but is limited when specifically related to athlete coping (Chelladurai, 1984; Chelladurai, 1990; Chelladurai, 2007; Garland & Barry, 1988; Poczwardowski et al., 2002; Schliesman, 1987; Vallerand & Losier, 1999; Weiss & Friedrichs, 1986). The purpose of the proposed study was to examine the extent to which perceived coach leadership behaviors contributed to athlete coping strategies in sport-specific, stressful performance situations. Current and former senior level pairs and singles figure skaters completed the Multifactor Leadership Questionnaire to report perceived coach leadership behaviors (MLQ; Bass & Avolio, 2004). Each participant then read two sport-specific, stressful coping scenarios and completed the Modified COPE for each coping scenario, respectively, in order to examine the relationship between perceived coach leadership behaviors and athlete coping (MCOPE; Crocker, 1992). Findings from this study indicate that active leadership positively predicted problem-focused coping for scenario I, transactional and active leadership positively predicted problem-focused coping for scenario II, active and passive/avoidant leadership positively predicted emotion-focused coping for scenario II, and passive/avoidant leadership positively predicted avoidance coping for scenario II.
Identifier: FSU_SUMMER2017_Allen_fsu_0071N_14106 (IID)
Submitted Note: A Thesis submitted to the Department of Educational Psychology and Learning Systems in partial fulfillment of the Master of Science.
Degree Awarded: Summer Semester 2017.
Date of Defense: July 18, 2017.
Keywords: Coach-athlete relationship, Coach leadership, Coping, Elite athlete, Figure skaters
Bibliography Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Advisory Committee: Graig Chow, Professor Directing Thesis; Gershon Tenenbaum, Committee Member; Angela Canto, Committee Member.
Subject(s): Psychology
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_SUMMER2017_Allen_fsu_0071N_14106
Owner Institution: FSU

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Allen, T. S. (2017). Athlete Coping and the Influence of Coach Leadership Behaviors in Elite Figure Skaters. Retrieved from http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_SUMMER2017_Allen_fsu_0071N_14106