Igor Vuckovic, Faculty of physical education and sport, University of Banja Luka, Aleksandar Gadžic, Football Academy, Belgrade, ZŽeljko Sekulic and Duško Lepir, Faculty of physical education and sport, University of Banja Luka


The subject of present research was relations between basketball players’ social
characteristics and their conformity toward coach and club management. Study aim was to
explore the relationship between basketball players’ social characteristics and their conformity
toward coach and club management. Sample of examinees was consisted of 113 adult basketball
players. Research instruments were modified social questionnaire SSMAXIP (Hošek, 2004), and
modified conformity scale (The Conformity Scale, Mehrabian, & Stefl, 1995). Internal reliability
of the conformity scale was á=.74. Spearman’s coefficient of rank correlation was used in order
to examine significance of relations between social characteristics and conformity of basketball
players. This analysis has shown that significant relationships between the majority of social
characteristics and conformity toward coach and club management of basketball players do not
exist, indicating that some outer factors contribute to players’ high conformity.

Keywords: conformity, basketball players, coaches, club management

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