Journal article

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

Stewart A Vella, Lindsay G Oades, Trevor P Crowe

SPORT PSYCHOLOGIST | HUMAN KINETICS PUBL INC | Published : 2012

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..

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