Trust and team performance: The effectiveness of professional sports teams

Simon Landau Dolan, Maria Mercè Mach Piera, Vicenta Sierra Olivera

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The relationship between trust and performance is examined within the context of an interdependent professional sports team. The increasing interest in trust literature indicates the recognition of its importance as a factor for enhancing organisational success. Despite the growing interest, there are as yet few empirical studies that show, at a team level of analyses, the relationship between trust and performance outputs. The aim of this research is to empirically test the extent to which players? perceptions of trust amongst team members, their relationship with the principal coach and with the overall club management is a predictor of team performance. Additionally, the possible moderating effect of the management style has been considered, along with the groups cohesion and its organisational policies. We present the preliminary results of the field work carried out between March and April of 2005, involving 700 players belonging to 59 professional sports teams in the top Spanish sports leagues for Basket Ball (ACB), Handball (ASOBAL), Skate Hockey (OK-Liga) and Indoor Football (Liga de Honor). A combination of ANOVAs and regression analyses was used to test the relationships in the model. Findings show evidence that the set of group variables has a mediating effect between past and future performance. These results account for 68.6% of variance.
Idioma originalAnglès
Estat de la publicacióPublicada - 25 de juny 2006
EsdevenimentThe 10th Biennial ISSWOV Conference 2006 -
Durada: 25 de juny 200629 de juny 2006


ConferènciaThe 10th Biennial ISSWOV Conference 2006


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