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The present study examined the relationship between coach's leadership styles and group cohesion in the individual and group teams participating in the 10th sport olympiad of male students. 321 students (N=1906 selected as sample of this study. Athletes completed two instruments in this study; Leadership Scale for Sport and the Group Environment Questionnaire. The LSS contains 40 items that measures five dimensions of leadership styles and The GEQ with 18 items assess the two dimensions group cohesion. Cronbach's alpha coefficient was utilized to examine the internal reliability of LSS (r=0.85) and GEQ (r=0.72). Data were analyzed with one-sample kolmogrovsmirnov, repeated measures ANOVA, Bonfferoni post hoc test, Pearson Correlation coefficient, and T-test (for independent groups), in significance level of P≤0.05. Result showed that coaches exhibited higher in training and instruction and lower in autocratic style among both interactive group teams and co-acting teams. Result showed that there are no significant differences in task and social level's of interactive group teams and co-acting teams. Results showed coach’s styles of training and instruction, democratic, social support and positive feedback were all positively correlated to group cohesion and autocratic style negatively correlated to group cohesion.
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Author(s): Mohsen Vahdani Reza Sheikhyousefi Mehrdad Moharramzadeh Ali Ojaghi Mir Hamid Salehian
Coach's Leaderships Styles, group Cohesion, Sport Olympiad, Coach's Leaderships Styles, group Cohesion, Sport Olympiad