LEADERSHIP STYLES AND STAFF PERFORMANCE IN SPORTS ORGANIZATIONS

Joseph B. Alla, Idisape Inengite

Abstract


This study examined leadership styles and staff performance in sports organizations. Five hundred and thirty two management staff were purposively selected from five states Sports Councils. The “Management Staff Response Questionnaire” (MSRQ) was administered to measure the level of performance of staff of the councils, identify the leadership styles in operation and the extent to which leadership styles enhanced performance of the staff of the councils. The leadership styles most often used by leaders of the councils were autocratic, democratic and pseudo-democratic. The finding also revealed that, there was a high level of job performance of Sports Councils’ staff of South-eastern Nigeria and that leadership styles significantly influenced the job performance of staff. The study concluded that among the several organizational factors which could enhance job performance of Sports Council workers, the style employed by the leader of the Sports Council most of the time play a significant role.

 

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administration, employee, sports council, autocratic, democratic

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.46827/ejpe.v0i0.358

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