A Study of the Perception of Coaching Leadership Behavior of Tennis Players on the Perception of Competence: Take the Tennis Players in Nanchang, Jiangxi, China as an Example

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Weiwei Yuan, Chiu Yi-Hsiang


The purpose of this research is to explore the correlation between tennis players perceived coaching leadership behavior and perceived competence. This study is based on 106 tennis players in Nanchang, Jiangxi Province, China, and adopts an online questionnaire survey. The questionnaire tool for data collection uses the Perceptual Coach Leadership Behavior and Perceptual Competency Scale. The reliability analysis shows that Cronbach’s α values are .99 and .94, and SPSS18.0 version software is used for data analysis. The results of this research are as follow:2. There is no significant difference in the perception of coach leadership behavior and perceived competence of different tennis players in terms of age, tennis seniority, and player level;3. The perceptual coaching behavior has no significant influence on the perceptual competence of tennis players.4. The coaching leadership's "training and teaching behavior", "appreciative behavior", "social support behavior", "communication behavior" and "management behavior" have a moderately positive correlation with perceived competence. This study concludes that the higher perception of coaching leadership behavior, the higher perception of competence for tennis players.

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