Coaches as leaders of sports teams should identify the causes of conflict between the athletes and handle conflict effectively. The aim of this study was to examine the methods and ways coaches use to handle conflict in professional teams in Greece. The sample consisted of 42 professional football‐soccer, basketball and volley ball coaches, which were surveyed using questionnaires. Using the descriptive statistics and the one‐way Analysis of Variance (ANOVA), it was found that: a) coaches are using five styles in order to manage conflict, and b) the most effective styles that can resolve team conflicts are the collaborating style, the compromising style and the avoiding style and the least effective styles from those suggested are the competing style and the accommodating style.
Laios, A. and Tzetzis, G. (2005), "Styles of Managing Team Conflict in Professional Sports: The Case of Greece", Management Research News, Vol. 28 No. 6, pp. 36-54. https://doi.org/10.1108/01409170510784832Download as .RIS
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