The study aimed at investigating the leadership behavior of instructors racket games and soccer courses at Yarmouk University from students viewpoint according to personal variables(Course and academic year). The researchers adopted the descriptive approach. The study sample consisted of all male students who enrolled in the course of Racket Games consisted of (133) and Soccer consisted of (191) in the period (24- 28/5/2015) during the second semester of the academic year (2014/2015). Data were collected through the use of questionnaire which includes two parts: personal variables, Leadership Scale for Sports (that were prepared and developed by (Chelladurai and saleh,1980)) It has been modified to suit the nature of this study so it includes (40) items divided into five subscales (Training and instruction, Democratic behavior, Autocratic behavior, Social support, Positive feedback).To analyze the data, means, standard deviation, percentage, analysis of variance (ANOVA), and Independent Samples t-Test were used. The results showed that the most used Leadership Behavior from Instructors were training and instructions, positive feedback, followed by the democratic behavior, Autocratic behavior a moderate level respectively. and The results showed that the most used Leadership Behavior from Instructors Racket Games were positive feedback, training and instructions a high degree Then came the democratic behavior, Social support, Autocratic behavior a moderate level respectively. There are statistical significant differences on the training and instructions, positive feedback domain attributed to the Course variable in favor of Racket Games, and statistical significant differences on the Autocratic behavior domain attributed to the Course variable in favor of Soccer, and there is no statistical significant differences attributed to the democratic behavior, Social support attributed to the Course variable. and there is no statistical significant differences attributed to the academic year. according to the result of the study the researchers recommendation Necessity Undertake studies in different sports or Courses take into account the Leadership Behavior aspects Depending on The nature of sports and the needs of students to reach the desired performance results.
Shafe S. Telfah , Rateb M. Al-Dauod
Leadership Behavior, Racket Games, Soccer.