Self-leadership strategies and career success: insight on sports organizations

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The purpose of this paper is to investigate the direct and indirect relationship between self-leadership strategies and career success, using self-efficacy as a mediator.

A quantitative methods approach was used to gather the data, using a sample of 418 registered individuals in sports organizations.

The results revealed that there is a significant relationship between self-leadership strategies and self-efficacy, and between self-efficacy and career success. Further, self-efficacy was found to fully mediate the relationship between the self-leadership and career success.

Research limitations/implications
The paper provides an insight into the direct and indirect relationships between self-leadership and career success. In addition, this paper suggests future directions that researchers can undertake to advance self-leadership in the field of leadership research and the area of sport leadership.

Self-leadership has become an essential need today for most leadership roles in sport settings. The present study also advances self-leadership research in sport settings.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)393-409
Number of pages17
JournalSport, Business and Management: An International Journal
Issue number4
Early online date30 Aug 2018
Publication statusPublished - 7 Sep 2018
Externally publishedYes


  • Self-leadership
  • Self-efficacy
  • Career success
  • For-profit
  • Non-profit sports organizations


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