When Trust in the Leader Matters: The Moderated-Mediation Model of Team Performance and Trust
This study contributes to the sport and team literature by exploring the conditions in which trust in a leader translates into trust in a team and subsequent team performance. Findings from 709 athletes on 74 basketball teams demonstrated that trust in the coach represents a critical antecedent of team trust, especially when the team's past performance has been poor. We also found a combined effect of the level and consensus in trust on team performance. Practical implications suggest that a coach needs to ensure that every player, rather than just some or even the majority of individual team members, trusts him or her and the team.
Mach, Merce, and Elena Lvina. "When Trust in the Leader Matters: The Moderated-Mediation Model of Team Performance and Trust." Journal of Applied Sport Psychology 29.2 (2017): 134-149.