Validation of the Differentiated Transformational Leadership Inventory as a Measure of Coach Leadership in Youth Soccer

in The Sport Psychologist

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Stewart A. VellaUniversity of Wollongong

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Lindsay G. OadesUniversity of Wollongong

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Trevor P. CroweUniversity of Wollongong

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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.

Vella, Oades, and Crowe are with the School of Psychology, University of Wollongong, Wollongong, NSW, Australia.

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