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Validation of the differentiated transformational leadership inventory as a measure of coach leadership in youth soccer
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  • Stewart A Vella, University of Wollongong
  • Lindsay G Oades, University of Wollongong
  • Trevor P Crowe, University of Wollongong
RIS ID
60811
Publication Date
1-1-2012
Publication Details

Vella, S. A., Oades, L. G. & Crowe, T. P. (2012). Validation of the differentiated transformational leadership inventory as a measure of coach leadership in youth soccer. Sport Psychologist, 26 (2), 207-223.

Abstract

This paper describes the validation of The Differentiated Transformational Leadership Inventory (DTLI) within a participation youth sports context. Three hundred and twenty-two athletes aged between 11 and 18 years completed the DTLI. Using a confirmatory factor analysis, the DTLI yielded an underlying factor structure that fell short of cut-off criteria for adjudging model fit. Subsequent theory-driven changes were made to the DTLI by removing the 'high performance expectations' subscale. Further data-driven changes were also made on the basis of high item-factor cross-loadings. The revised version of the DTLI was subjected to confirmatory factor analysis and proved to be a good fit for the obtained data. Consequently, a Differentiated Transformational Leadership Inventory for Youth Sport has been suggested for use within the participation youth sport context that contains 22 items, and retains six subscales.

Citation Information
Stewart A Vella, Lindsay G Oades and Trevor P Crowe. "Validation of the differentiated transformational leadership inventory as a measure of coach leadership in youth soccer" (2012) p. 207 - 223
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/tcrowe/31/