Weathington, Bart L.
O'Leary, Brian J.; Biderman, Michael D.
College of Arts and Sciences
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Place of Publication
Authentic leadership includes a positive moral perspective characterized by high ethical standards that guide decision making and behavior. The measurement of authentic leadership is aimed at a leader’s ability to be genuine. This study identified and analyzed authentic leaders on sports teams. Group cohesion was also assessed. The purpose was to determine whether authentic leadership would lead to performance when mediated by team cohesion and trust. Survey analyses were used to assess several teams. Results indicated that sports teams may benefit from training in authentic leadership. Authentic leadership predicts higher levels of trust, team cohesion, and group performance.
M. S.; A thesis submitted to the faculty of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in partial fulfillment of the requirements of the degree of Master of Science.
Industrial and Organizational Psychology | Psychology | Social and Behavioral Sciences
iii, 36 leaves
Houchin, Greg, "Authentic leadership in sports teams" (2011). Masters Theses and Doctoral Dissertations.