Development of Coaches: IV. Does Age Make A Difference?

William Bergquist September 15, 2016 1
Development of Coaches: IV. Does Age Make A Difference?

 

As we move to our report on the final two questions, we wish to note that the respondent scale changes from a 1-5 rating to a scale that ranging from plus 3 to minus 3. Hence, the mean scores will usually be lower than is the case with the previous questions.

Question: How much influence has each of the following had on your OVERALL development as a coach?

  Under 60 Years of Age 60 Years of Age and Older T-Test P Level
Experiences in coaching clients

 

Mean=2.72

Variance=0.29

Mean=2.79

Variance =0.28

0.39 >.05
Taking coaching specific courses, seminars or workshops (including online courses) Mean=2.27

Variance=0.86

Mean=2.30

Variance =0.86

0.84 >.05
Collaborating with other coaches Mean=2.14

Variance=0.76

Mean=1.99

Variance =0.88

0.29 >.05
Getting formal supervision, mentoring or consultation Mean=2.11

Variance=1.11

Mean=1.98

Variance =1.16

0.37 >.05
Having informal case discussion with colleagues Mean=1.79

Variance=1.09

Mean=1.68

Variance =1.09

0.50 >.05
Reading books or journals relevant to your coaching practice Mean=2.02

Variance=0.70

Mean=1.90

Variance =0.60

0.40 >.05
Observing coaches in workshops, films or on tapes Mean=1.48

Variance=1.13

Mean=1.54

Variance =1.34

0.64 >.05
Getting personal coaching Mean=2.20

Variance=0.97

Mean=2.11

Variance =1.03

0.52 >.05
Giving formal supervision, mentor coaching, or consultation to other coaches Mean=1.75

Variance=1.33

Mean=1.82

Variance =1.34

0.72 >.05
Teaching coaching courses or seminars (face to face or online) Mean=1.57

Variance=1.76

Mean=1.89

Variance =1.70

0.11 >.05
Doing coaching related research Mean=1.23

Variance=1.54

Mean=1.07

Variance =1.34

0.40 >.05
The institutional conditions in which you practice Mean=1.21

Variance=1.31

Mean=1.08

Variance =1.40

0.50 >.05
Experiences in your personal life Mean=2.24

Variance=0.68

Mean=2.10

Variance =0.91

0.24 >.05

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Rey Carr
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There are a number of important points made in this article. And not just the ones that I’m quoted as saying. As a clarification about the value of surveys, I wasn’t picking on SurveyMonkey specifically, but on survey methods in general. This fifth report is another example of the limits of most Internet surveys where the responses of the respondents cannot be used to make valid generalizations about coaching. There is no data collected here that yields confidence in either the reliability of the survey or allow us to make credible claims about the survey findings. We can speculate, guess,… Read more »
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