LEADERSHIP EFFICACY AND TEAM PERFORMANCE IN COLLEGE BASKETBALL
 
Chemers, M., University of California, USA
 
Thirty small college men's and women's basketball teams were surveyed once prior to the beginning of the season support scores significantly higher compared to employees at lower organizational levels. Consistent with this pattern, top management scores for Poor mental Health are significantly lower and for Good Mental Health significantly higher compared to employees at lower organizational levels. LEADERSHIP EFFICACY AND TEAM PERFORMANCE IN predict team (won-loss record) and individual performance. Results indicated that team leader efficacy was a strong and significant predictor of initial team collective efficacy which, in turn, predicted team performance (i.e., won-loss record). Won- loss record during the season predicted collective efficacy at play-off time, but was moderated by leader efficacy. Taken together, the results strongly suggest that individual and collective efficacy play a strong role in team performance in competitive sports.