|Abstract: ||The purpose of this study intended to investigate the relationship among coaches? leadership and team cohesion, and compare the difference of team cohesion perceived by the badminton players with different background, and according the results to predict how do coaches? leadership affect team cohesion. Data analyzed in this paper is 320 badminton players from National Youth Cup and the Primary Cup in 2008 of Badminton Championship, and use the questionnaire based on the collected data, through following statistic methods:Descriptive statistics, significance test for means, one-way Analysis of Variance, Pearson Correalation, and stepwise multiple-regression analysis. The results showed:|
1.The highest score of leadership behavior perceived by badminton players is ?training and direction? in coaches? leadership behavior, and following in line is ?caring?, ?democracy? , ?reward? and ?authority?.
2.The difference of athletes? background variables in all aspect of team cohesion is signifance. First of all,there are significant difference between sex in all aspect of team cohesion. Secondly, athletes with different ?trainning frequency? are significant difference in ?team collaboration? and ? team adaptation?. Moreover, athletes with different ?number of years engaging in badmiton? are signifcant difference in ?interpersonal attraction?. Athletes get along with coaches for divergent time are signifcant difference in ?team collaboration?. Finally, athletes with different performance are signifcant difference in ?team collaboration?, ?team adaptation? and ?interpersonal attraction?.
3.Score in ?team collaboration? is 3.94,the highest aspect in team cohesion, next is 3.45 in ?interpersonal attraction? , and following is 3.33 in ?team adaption?. The lowest is 3.13 for ?affiliation ?.
Besides, there are positive relationship between ?training and direction? of coaches? leadership behavior and ?team collaboration?, ?team adaptation?, ? interpersonal attraction ? of team cohesion in badminton players, and the person?s r are .149,.152 and .145.