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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

7

Level of learning

Intermediate

Unit aim

Focuses on personnel issues in sport - specifically on understanding and managing individuals, groups and teams in organisational settings.

Unit content

Topic 1: Sport organisation managers and organisational behaviour
Topic 2: The individual in the organisation: Learning and job satisfaction; personality and values
Topic 3: The individual in the organisation: Perception and individual decision-making
Topic 4: The individual in the organisation: Motivation
Topic 5: The individual in the organisation: Moods, emotions and behaviour
Topic 6: Groups in the Organisation: Understanding group and team behaviour
Topic 7: Groups in the Organisation: Leadership
Topic 8: Groups in the Organisation: Power and politics
Topic 9: Groups in the Organisation: Communication and conflict
Topic 10: The Organisation System: Organisational culture and change

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

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On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 Define organisational behaviour (OB) and describe the fundamental aspects of OB theory.
2 Discuss the foundations of individual behaviour.
3 Compare the main theories of motivation and discuss their application in sport management.
4 Describe issues associated with the behaviour of people in groups and discuss ways of making teams more effective.
5 Describe theoretical approaches to the study of leadership.
6 Discuss various organisational change and development techniques that sport managers can use to affect behaviour for the organisation's benefit.
7 Apply knowledge of organisational behaviour and leadership theory to suggest approaches to real-world issues and problems in sport management.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. Define organisational behaviour (OB) and describe the fundamental aspects of OB theory.
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    • GA4:
  2. Discuss the foundations of individual behaviour.
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
  3. Compare the main theories of motivation and discuss their application in sport management.
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
  4. Describe issues associated with the behaviour of people in groups and discuss ways of making teams more effective.
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
    • GA6:
  5. Describe theoretical approaches to the study of leadership.
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
    • GA6:
  6. Discuss various organisational change and development techniques that sport managers can use to affect behaviour for the organisation's benefit.
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
    • GA6:
  7. Apply knowledge of organisational behaviour and leadership theory to suggest approaches to real-world issues and problems in sport management.
    • GA1:
    • GA3:
    • GA4: