Self-leadership Development Program in Elite Youth Soccer Players in Japan

Yasuyuki Hochi*, Yasuyuki Yamada, Takumi Iwaasa, Tomoki Ebato, Takuya Ohshiro, Motoki Mizuno

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Abstract

Teams are used in various situations. For example, job execution and business solutions are usually performed by teams. Therefore, a synergy effect is expected to result by combining limited resources within a team. What is the key factor of an excellent team? This proposition is an eternal issue for sport teams, too. On the other hand, youth generation players learn about the severity of becoming professional football players, look at the reality myself and image for the future. In other words, youth players seriously seek out the problem of how they live in the real society, it is time to establish themselves (Erikson 1959). Therefore, we conducted the Self-leadership development program which applied the organization development methods to the two elite youth soccer teams (under 18 ages) belonging to the J-League (professional football league in Japan) in 2018. One team was consisted of 27 females (Mage = 15.96, SD = 1.285). On the other team was consisted of 40 males (Mage = 15.88, SD =.791). We used Sport Self-management Skill scale (Takemura et al. 2013), the Belief in Cooperation Scale (Nagahama et al. 2009) and Collective Efficacy Questionnaire for Sports (Short et al. 2005) to examine the effects of this program from a perspective. From the analysis, it was shown that the score of Sport Self-management Skill, Belief in Cooperation and Collective Efficacy improves by this program (p <.05). These results suggest that this program is effective for promoting human resource development for elite youth soccer players, and it can be said to be a practical and academically important discovery.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Human Factors, Business Management and Leadership - Proceedings of the AHFE 2019 International Conference on Human Factors, Business Management and Society, and the AHFE International Conference on Human Factors in Management and Leadership
EditorsJussi Ilari Kantola, Salman Nazir
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages616-623
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9783030201531
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020
Externally publishedYes
EventAHFE International Conference on Human Factors, Business Management and Society, and the AHFE International Conference on Human Factors in Management and Leadership, 2019 - Washington D.C., United States
Duration: 2019 Jul 242019 Jul 28

Publication series

NameAdvances in Intelligent Systems and Computing
Volume961
ISSN (Print)2194-5357
ISSN (Electronic)2194-5365

Conference

ConferenceAHFE International Conference on Human Factors, Business Management and Society, and the AHFE International Conference on Human Factors in Management and Leadership, 2019
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityWashington D.C.
Period19/7/2419/7/28

Keywords

  • Human resource development
  • Intervention
  • Organizational development
  • Self-management Skill
  • Team building
  • Todai Personality Inventory

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Computer Science(all)

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