OJL  Vol.9 No.1 , March 2020
Vigorous Activity Usage of Self-Identified Leaders: A Descriptive Quantitative Analysis
Abstract: The aim of the study was to conduct original research to better understand the relationship between participation in vigorous physical activity and the frequency in use of five servant leadership characteristics. The relationship between vigorous physical activity participation and self-reported servant leadership characteristics was evaluated in 162 women and men with a median age of 36 ± 9 years. Participants’ self-reported vigorous physical activity participation was evaluated with the International Physical Activity Questionnaire (IPAQ), and self-reported servant leadership characteristics were evaluated using the Servant Leadership Questionnaire (SLQ). Vigorous physical activity participation was not statistically related to self-reported servant leadership characteristics. Participants in this study on average participated in approximately 43 minutes of vigorous physical activity each day of the week. These participants had much higher vigorous physical activity participation rates than the national average. Participants’ perception of their servant leadership characteristics was also high. Findings suggest that the exclusive use of servant leadership philosophy to promote vigorous physical activity participation is not needed, leaving open the possibility that any type of leadership approach could be used to promote physical activity participation.
Cite this paper: Williams, J. (2020) Vigorous Activity Usage of Self-Identified Leaders: A Descriptive Quantitative Analysis. Open Journal of Leadership, 9, 53-69. doi: 10.4236/ojl.2020.91004.

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