Understanding The Learning Style Of The Target Academic Audience

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Literature Review Peer-reviewed research is readily available with respect to leadership styles, but the resources available significantly diminish once personality traits and learning styles are introduced, and they become scant once the concept of athletics is further introduced. Therein lies the knowledge gap that this research project will begin to fill. In order to build the academic basis for this research, the literature has been presented in sections, beginning with learning styles and personality traits, continuing with testing and survey administration, and ending with athletic coaching. Of note, while the references and resources involving athletes and athletics are limited, there is existing research that connects personality…show more content…
They indicate that coaches and instructors commonly attempt to use learning styles to maximize training outcomes, but that there has is very little actual verified data to support this notion. They then provide suggestions as to how to augment the available research and assessment tools (Fuelscher, Ball, & MacMahon, 2012). This supports my argument that the research specifically pertinent to athletics with respect to learning styles, both assessment and application of the assessment, is scant. Personality Traits: Connection to Leadership Style Lucinda Parmer, Mark Green, Phyllis Duncan, and Catalina Zarate, surveyed a group of working adults utilizing a personality assessment and a leadership questionnaire, the latter of which was designed to identify behaviors that contribute to, or inhibit, the general idea of outstanding leadership, the results of which can be scored as 21 dimensions of leadership. The study identified that participant personality predicted 13 of the 21 dimensions of leadership that they identified in their assessment tools. This study did not assess people. Instead, it assessed the relationship of the concepts involved, thereby establishing a connection between personality and leadership (Parmer, Green, Duncan, & Zarate, 2013). In another business setting, Zvi Aronson explored the relationship between project team composition attributes and project team members ' team leadership and facilitation

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