The Sky - International Journal of Physical Education and Sports Science

A Comparison of Coaching Leadership Behavior Preferences between Male and Female Pakistani Intervarsity Level Basketball Players

Hira Atta, Dr. Zafar Iqbal Butt, Babar Kamil, Mudassar Mushtaq


The aim of the current study is to examine the coaching leadership behavior preferences at intervarsity level by Pakistani basketball players. A total of 150 players participated in the study. The preferred version of leadership scale for sports (LSS) developed by Chelladurai & Saleh (1980) has been used to investigate the five dimensions of coaching leadership behavior. The statistical test Multivariate analysis is used to check the gender differences in coaching leadership behavior. Distinctly, training and instructions coaching leadership behavior was found most preferred coaching leadership behavior by male and female athletes. The results of the present study will be helpful for the coaches in order to understand about most preferred coaching leadership behavior for the desired results.

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