Author: Dr. Dattatraya Nivrutti Shimpi1

doi no.: 05-2016-44975451

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  1. Director, Physical education and Sports, KKHA arts SMGL Commerce and SPHJ Science College, Chandwad, Nashik  affiliated to Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune (Maharastra)

The aim of the present investigation was to compare the leadership behavior as preferred by  Indian male and female athletes Two hundred Male (N=100) and  Female (N=100) Indian athletes who volunteered to participate in this study, were selected to serve as subjects for this study. Leadership Scale for Sports developed by P. Chelladurai was selected to measure the leadership behavior of Indian athletes.  The descriptive statistics, ANOVA, and student t-test were employed on five leadership behavior dimensions for   Indian male and female athletes. The results of the study revealed that inter-university level male and female track and field athletes exhibited different preferences on five dimensions of leader behavior. Male and female track and field athletes of the Inter-university level preferred more training and instruction followed by positive feedback,  social support, democratic behavior, and autocratic behavior. A significant difference was not found between   Male and female track and field athletes on the set of five dimensions of preferred leadership behavior.

Keywords: Preference, Male, Female, Indian, Athletes,  Leader behavior, Leadership.


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