RELATION IN PERCEPTION OF THE STYLE OF BEHAVIOUR OF THE COACH
AND THE LEVEL OF STRESS IN FOOTBALL
POVEZANOST PERCEPCIJE STILA PONAŠANJA TRENERA I NIVOA
STRESA U FUDBALU
Sport Mont 2012, X(34-35-36), 135-141
Stress is an occurrence that is increasingly taken care of, as it can significantly
influence both the outcome of the game and the outcome of the training process and the
entire career of an athlete or a team. It leads to a drop of immunity, frequent injuries,
makes recovery difficult, leads to a drop in motivation, self-confidence and concetration
in players. When it comes to combatting athletic stress, sport psychologists are
usually consulted, although there are ways in which the coach himself can help with
stress prevention, as well.
The main goal of the paper is to establish whether there is a significant link
between the athletes’ perception of the style of behaviour of the coach and their level of
stress. The secondary goals lies in obtaining the answers to the questions of whether
there is a significant difference in the stress level and the perception of the style of behaviour of the coach in regard to the competitive level of the athlete and/or the age
and state of development of the athlete.
The sample of the examinees is comprised of 192 football players from the
territory of Vojvodina and of various ages (12 to 35) and various competitive levels
(top class / professional athlete; average / standard athlete; recreational athlete).
Obtained results partially answer the question of what the attitude of the coach
should be during the training process and during the match in order to reduce the
level of stress in his players to a minimum. As highly valued behavioural traits of the
coach, we can single out: offering support and comfort, clear communication,
dedication to the athletes, while as the negative sides emphasized are: instilling fear,
neglecting of athletes and being stern.
Tisma, Marijana, Radoman, Miroslav, and Vujovic, Peko. "RELATION IN PERCEPTION OF THE STYLE OF BEHAVIOUR OF THE COACH
AND THE LEVEL OF STRESS IN FOOTBALL." Sport Mont, vol. X, no. 34-35-36, 2012, pp. 135-141.