Perception of Student Athletes towards the Leadership Behavior of Coaches at Malaysian Sports School Terengganu
Keywords:perception, leadership behavior, coach
The purpose of this study was to identify the perceptions of student athletes on the leadership behavior of coaches in Sekolah Sukan Malaysia Terengganu. The study sample consisted of six (6) student -athletes from Sekolah Sukan Malaysia Terengganu, Kuala Nerus, Terengganu who agreed to be interviewed. Out of a total of six (6) respondents, five (5) were male student athletes and one female student athlete. Four (4) types of sports were involved in this study, namely, three (3) student athletes from athletics, one male student athlete from cycling, one male from sepak takraw and one female student athlete from weightlifting. Four (4) main themes were derived from the results of the analysis namely positive feedback behavior, training behavior and instruction, social supportive behaviors and autocratic behaviors. The dimension of positive feedback behavior is a major factor in the perception of student athletes towards the leadership of coaches at Sekolah Sukan Malaysia Terengganu.
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