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Understanding the Leadership and Environmental Mechanisms in a Superleague Netball Club

Vinson, Don ORCID:, Navin, Anita, Lamont, Alison, Turnnidge, Jennifer and Côté, Jean (2023) Understanding the Leadership and Environmental Mechanisms in a Superleague Netball Club. The Sport Psychologist. ISSN 0888-4781 Online: 1543-2793

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The personal assets framework offers a lens to better understand the relationship between leadership in sport environments and the resultant (athlete) developmental outcomes. This investigation aimed to explore how leadership behaviors and the broader environment of a Super League netball club represented an effective context for athletes to flourish by exploring the interrelations between the personal assets framework’s dynamic elements, namely (a) quality social dynamics, (b) appropriate settings, and (c) personal engagement in activities. Twenty-eight stakeholders were interviewed either individually or in small groups. The results revealed that the environment constructed was shaped by many interrelated mechanisms, and all stakeholders influenced how the dynamic elements intersected with one another. Key leadership behaviors driving the positive environment of the club were related to individualization and generating perceptions of value. The stakeholders’ desire to understand the relationship between their individual contribution and Super League netball was also crucial.

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Accepted author manuscript version reprinted, by permission, from The Sport Psychologist, 2023, © Human Kinetics, Inc.

Uncontrolled Discrete Keywords: personal assets framework, positive youth development, sport coaching
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: College of Business, Psychology and Sport > School of Sport and Exercise Science
Depositing User: Don Vinson
Date Deposited: 10 Feb 2023 14:14
Last Modified: 23 May 2023 09:50

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