Selected leadership traits as determinants of leadership effectiveness in Nigerian sports industry

  • O.A Olajide
Keywords: leadership traits, leadership effectiveness, sports industry

Abstract

The purpose of this study is to establish whether some selected leadership traits (integration, intelligence, integrity and professionalism) are determinants of leadership effectiveness in Nigerian sports industry. The participants for the study consist of 1,826 sports administrators and organisers who were purposively and randomly sampled from 13 randomly selected states of Nigeria. A self-developed, validated and reliable questionnaire (reliability of 0.92) is used for data collection. It is established that Integration [B=0.030, Beta=0.004, t=0.182, P>0.05] do not significantly determine leadership effectiveness, while Intelligence [B=0.210, Beta=0.084, t=3.593, P<0.05], Integrity [B=0.363, Beta=0.129, t=5.425, P<0.05], and Professionalism [B=0.316, Beta=0.114, t=4.769, P<0.05] determine leadership effectiveness in Nigerian sports industry. Consequent upon these findings, the researcher posits that traits like intelligence; integrity professionalism and even integration should be possessed and exhibited by those providing leadership in Nigerian sports industry in order to be effective.

Keywords: leadership traits, leadership effectiveness, sports industry

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