Gideon I. Juezan, Jose Alther Rivera, Ivan Jee I. Juezan


This study aimed to examine the influence of tertiary faculty coaches’ management abilities on the relationship between coaching leadership style and student-athlete performance. The descriptive correlational method was used in a non-experimental quantitative research design to gather the essential data about the variables that had been selected. Survey questionnaires were sent to N=90 student-athletes, who were then asked to respond to the survey. A strategy known as purposive sampling was used in this investigation. The weighted mean, Pearson r, and mod graph were employed in the data analysis, which was done by linear regression. Specifically, the findings demonstrated that autocratic leadership dominates the coaching style, and management capabilities among coaches are a significant moderator of the coaching leadership style and the athletic performance of student-athletes in the sport. Hence, the coaches should promote and possess varied approaches towards the athletes to cater to their needs in developing their skills to perform well. Procedures should vary according to the athletes’ situation.


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