Analysis of Amateur Soccer Players’ Leadership Levels in Terms of Their Positions

Egemen Ermiş


The purpose of this study is to examine the leadership characteristics of amateur soccer players in terms of positions and some variables. 300 amateur soccer players playing in different clubs in the districts and the city centre of the province of Samsun were included in the study. A personal information form was given to subjects to find out their positions and some variables and Leadership Scale for Sport which was developed by Chelladurai and Saleh (1980) and which included 40 items and five subscales (training and instruction, democratic behaviour, social support, positive feedback and autocratic behaviour) was used to find out leadership levels. SPSS 22.0 program was used in the statistical analysis of the study. When the results of the study were examined, statistically significant difference was found only in positive feedback subscale when the subjects’ leadership levels were compared according to age groups and education levels (p<0.05), while no significance was found in other subscales (p>0.05). When leadership levels were compared in terms of the total period of time they played soccer, their positions, the number of clubs they played for and the state of being the captain, no statistical significance was found in all of the subscales (p>0.05). As a conclusion, it can be seen that leadership levels of soccer players did not differ according to positions, the state of being the captain, the total period of time they played soccer and the number of clubs they played for, while positive feedback was found to develop positively only as age and the state of education increased.

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Journal of Education and Training Studies  ISSN 2324-805X (Print)   ISSN 2324-8068 (Online)

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