Francesco De Robertis, Pierluigi Zambetta


The effectiveness of leadership action is essential to improve sports groups’ performance and achieve the expected results. Based on these considerations, this work applies the Leadership Scale for Sport to volleyball teams to explore the different dimensions of leadership and evaluate the coherence between athletes’ preferences and perceptions regarding the coach’s behaviour and the coaches’ self-perceptions. The application to volleyball teams is meaningful given the crucial role played by the coach in scheduling training sessions, planning and implementing tactics and strategies for competitions and managing the sports group dynamics. The results show that players prefer to receive positive feedback to a greater extent than they perceive them to be implemented by the coach. Moreover, the greater preference for positive feedback is even more pronounced for younger players.


leadership, coach, positive feedback, volleyball, allenatore, feedback positivo, pallavolo

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Italian Journal of Health Education, Sports and Inclusive Didactics 
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