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Title: Justice in sport teams: consequences and antecedents of player's perceived fairness of the coach
Other Titles: Rechtvaardigheid in sport teams: gevolgen en antecedenten van spelers hun gepercipieerde rechtvaardigheid van de coach.
Authors: De Backer, Maarten
Issue Date: 27-Feb-2015
Abstract: Perceived justice has become an important research issue in the business setting the last years (Cohen-Charash & Spector,2001; Colquitt, Conlon, Wesson, Porter & NG, 2001). With this doctoral project we want to expand the study of perceived justice to the sport context, particularly to the role of the coach in team sports (Jordan, Gillentine & Hunt, 2004).In the first place, we attempt to develop a valid measure instrument toexamine the perceived justice of the coach (Colquitt, 2001; Colquitt & Shaw, 2005). Furthermore, we examine the effects of the coaches’ perceived justice on the behavior and attitudes of team players. Secondly,we scrutinize which factors (i.e., coaching style, transparency, win/lose, …) determine this perception of justice of the coach. We do this outof a longitudinal perspective, where we use web-based questionnaires during a couple of weeks. Eventually we have planned an intervention study, where we guide the coaching behavior. In this way we want to increase the perceived justice of the coach and examine the effects (i.e., increased intrinsic motivation, better performances, …) that are linked with this perceived justice.
Table of Contents: Table of Contents

Table of Contents P. 5
Dankwoord P. 7
English Summary P. 15
Dutch Summary P. 23
General Introduction P. 33

Part 1: Consequences of athletes’ perceived justice of the coach P. 73

Chapter 1.1 P. 75
Do perceived justice and need support of the coach predict team identification and cohesion? Testing their relative importance among top volleyball and handball players in Belgium and Norway.

Chapter 1.2 P. 115
Fair coach behavior predicts the quality of athlete leadership among Belgian volleyball and basketball players: The mediating role of team identification and task cohesion.

Chapter 1.3 P. 149
A team fares well with a fair coach: Predictors of social loafing in elite interactive female sport teams.

Part 2: Antecedents of athletes’ perceived justice of the coach P. 201

Chapter 2.1 P. 203
Why team coaches should care about fairness: Perceived justice mediates the relation between a need supportive coaching style and athletes’ satisfaction and self-rated performance.

Chapter 2.2 P. 239
Can coaches control the weekly fluctuations of perceived justice? A longitudinal study on the link between the coach style and game circumstances and elite handball and volleyball players’ perceived justice of the coach.

General Discussion P. 275
Appendices P. 313
Publication List P. 315
Bijstellingen P. 319
Appositions P. 321
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: TH
Appears in Collections:Department of Kinesiology - miscellaneous
Physical Activity, Sports & Health Research Group

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