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A global research trend on leadership in sport: a bibliometric analysis

Gan, Jen Ling and Mohd. Yusof, Halimah (2020) A global research trend on leadership in sport: a bibliometric analysis. International Journal of Psychosocial Rehabilitation, 24 (5). pp. 163-170. ISSN 1475-7192

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.37200/IJPR/V24I5/PR201679


The contribution of leadership in sport industry has been slowly recognised by the scholars. Effective leadership in sport is believed that it could enhance the performance of sport teams, as well as the performance of sport organizations. However, till to date, there is no bibliometric analysis conducted on sport leadership. Hence, a bibliometric analysis is necessary to evaluate the global research growth to retrieve and analyse the publication on sport leadership in order to enhance the performance of sport teams. The bibliometric analysis is used to search the database of Scopus from the oldest publication in 1956 to the recent publication in 2019. This study used VOS Viewer 1.6.11 to analyse and visualise the global research trend on sport leadership in analysing the bibliographic data. The objectives were to evaluate the output of publications, co-authorship, leading countries, and cooccurrences of author keywords. This study retrieved 945 journal articles from Scopus database from 1960 to 2019. The publication’s trend revealed that the number of publications has been increasing rapidly since 2009. The leading countries in ethical leadership research are the United States and United Kingdom. Among the author keywords, ‘coach’ has the most links with sport leadership, which indicated the importance of sport leadership among coaches. Recommendations were discussed in this paper for future researchers.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Bibliographic Map, VOS Viewer
Subjects:H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
ID Code:86809
Deposited By: Widya Wahid
Deposited On:30 Sep 2020 09:08
Last Modified:30 Sep 2020 09:08

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