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Destruktivt ledarskap: En kvalitativ studie om det destruktiva ledarskapets påverkan på idrottsutövares prestation
Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences.
Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences.
2015 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Purpose: The purpose with this study is to find out and understand whether athlete's performance can be affected by destructive leadership in sports organizations, then weigh this together with theory. This is a try to contribute to the discourse on destructive leadership.  

Method: This study is performed using a qualitative approach in the form of semi-structured interviews in which the interviewees are selected through a convenience sampling.  

Theoretical framework: This investigation’s theoretical framework consists of theories dealing with leadership, leadership in sports organizations, power, destructive leadership, how destructive leadership can be positive and how it can be negative.   

Empiricism: This investigation’s empiricism consists of 17 interviews with athletes who have experienced a destructive leader in sports organizations. 

Conclusion: All athletes could express a negative influence on performance from destructive leadership, but the majority who expressed a positive influence expressed that it was a kind of fear, pressure or anger among the athletes that made the athletes perform better as the motivation and the desire to disprove the leader increased. How the destructive leader influence the athlete may depend on the athlete's personality and attitude. It is possible to discern in this study that athletes look, feel and respond differently to a destructive leadership, which can determine the positive and/or negative effects.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 53 p.
Keyword [en]
Dark side of organization, Destructive leadership, Athlete, Influence, Performance
Keyword [sv]
Organisationers mörka sidor, Destruktivt ledarskap, Idrottsutövare, Påverkan, Prestation
National Category
Business Administration
URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-28376OAI: diva2:856180
Subject / course
Business Studies
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2015-09-24 Created: 2015-09-23 Last updated: 2015-09-24Bibliographically approved

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