The Relationship between Perceived Coaches’ Leadership Style And Motivation of Middle and Long Distance Runners’ of Addis Ababa City Administration Second Division Athletics Clubs | Original Article
The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between perceived coaches’ leadership style and athletes Motivation in Addis Ababa city administration second division athletics clubs in middle and long distance runners. Cross-sectional study design was employed. The population of the study were selected from fifteen (n=15) clubs. From each club 8 athletes total 120 and 30 coaches were purposively selected. Those clubs and athletes were selected by using proportional stratified sampling technique. The instrument of data collection used were Leadership Style Questionnaire developed by Peter (2009) to assess the leadership style of coaches and Luc et al., (1995) to determine athletes’ motivation and semi-structure interview. SPSS version 23 was used for statistical analysis of the data. Pearson product moment correlation coefficient was used to test the relationship between coaches’ leadership style and athlete’s motivation. There was no significant correlation between autocratic leadership style and athlete motivation (r =-0.23, p > 0.05) and Laissez fair leadership style with motivation, (r = -0.12, p > 0.05).there was significant relationship between democratic leadership style and athletes’ motivation (r = -0.02, P<0.05. the finding of this study concludes that democratic leadership types of coach leadership style has significant relationship with motivation however, autocratic and laissez fair coach leadership style have no significant relationship with athletes’ motivation.