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Ibero-American Journal of Exercise and Sports Psychology

SELF-CONCEPT IS AN INTERVENING ATTRIBUTE IN THE LEADING STYLE OF HIGH PERFORMANCE FUTSAL TRAINERS?

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Adolpho Cardoso Amorim, Jos√?¬© Roberto Andrade do Nascimento Junior, Andressa Ribeiro Contreira, Carla Thamires Laranjeira Granja, Jos√?¬© Luiz Lopes Vieira

In the sporting contexts, self-concept has been pointed out as a fundamental psychological attribute for the performance of coaches and athletes, focusing on the control of emotions and expectations of success or failure. The impact of self-concept on the leadership style of Brazilian coaches was investigated among coaches and technical auxiliaries/physical trainers (n=40) of teams participants of Futsal National League 2013 and the Brazilian national team. The instruments were the Factorial Scale of Self-Concept and Leadership in Sport Scale. Data were analyzed through Repeated Measures Anova, Spearman correlation, Simple and Multiple Regression (p<0.05). Results showed positive and significant correlations (p<0.05) between the Training-Instruction and Reinforcement styles with most of the self-concept dimensions. Social Support correlated positively with Social Responsiveness (r=0.34) and Autocratic Style correlated negatively with Social Attitude (r=-0.38). There was a moderate effect (β>0.20) of Social Attitude toward Autocratic, Safety toward Training-Instruction and Self- Control toward Training-Instruction and Reinforcement styles. It was concluded that Brazilian futsal coaches and physical trainers perform a leadership oriented towards performance and positive reinforcement, with self-concept associated to the adoption of these styles.

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