International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Coaches' Transformational Leadership Behavior and its Effect on Team Cohesion as Perceived by Female Football Players in Jordan
Ziad L. AlTahayneh, Haya. M. Qatami

The main purpose of this study was to investigate the influence of transformational leadership behaviors on team cohesion as perceived by female football players in Jordan. Sixty-one football players were surveyed using a translated version of the Multifactor Leadership Questionnaire (Avolio & Bass, 2004) and Team Cohesion Questionnaire (Allawi, 1998). The results indicated that football players perceived their coaches to display high levels of transformational leadership. They also reported high levels of team cohesion. In addition, the results showed a positive relationship between coaches' leadership behaviors and team cohesion. Perceived leadership behaviors of idealized influence and intellectual stimulation were significant predictors of team cohesion and accounted for 22% of the variance in team cohesion.

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