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

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Question: When in difficulty, how often do you . . .

  Under 60 Years of Age 60 Years of Age or Older T-Test P Level
a. Try to see the problem from a different perspective Mean=3.87

Variance=0.76

Mean=4.14

Variance =0.55

0.02 >.05
b. Share your experience of the difficulty with a client Mean=2.84

Variance=1.54

Mean=2.99

Variance =1.85

0.43 >.05
c. Discuss the problem with a more experienced colleague Mean=3.15

Variance=1.41

Mean=3.28

Variance =1.85

0.50 >.05
d. Consult relevant articles or books Mean=2.77

Variance=1.79

Mean=2.69

Variance =1.52

0.69 >.05
e. Involve another professional or organization in the case Mean=1.67

Variance=1.78

Mean=1.84

Variance =2.16

0.43 >.05
f. Make changes in your coaching contract with a client Mean=1.54

Variance=1.49

Mean=1.69

Variance =1.93

0.42 >.05
g. Simply hope that things will improve eventually Mean=0.81

Variance=0.80

Mean=0.68

Variance =0.55

0.29 >.05
h. Seriously consider terminating coaching Mean=1.17

Variance=0.80

Mean=1.16

Variance =0.83

0.09 >.05
i. Review privately with yourself how the problem has arisen Mean=3.62

Variance=1.37

Mean=3.75

Variance =1.31

0.42 >.05
j. Just give yourself permission to experience difficult or disturbing feelings Mean=3.11

Variance=1.18

Mean=3.35

Variance =1.25

0.13 >.05
k. See whether you and your client can deal together with the difficulty

 

Mean=3.17

Variance=1.52

Mean=3.70

Variance =1.00

0.00 >.05
l. Sign up for a conference or workshop that might bear on the problem

 

Mean=1.55

Variance=1.57

Mean=1.49

Variance =1.65

0.73 >.05
m. Modify your stance or approach with a client

 

Mean=3.17

Variance=1.17

Mean=3.55

Variance =1.25

0.03 >.05
n. Avoid dealing with the problem for the present

 

Mean=0.93

Variance=0.67

Mean=0.93

Variance =0.76

0.83 >.05
o. Show your frustration to the client

 

Mean=0.75

Variance=0.81

Mean=0.79

Variance =0.77

0.84 >.05
p. Explore the possibility of referring the client to another coach

 

Mean=1.42

Variance=0.96

Mean=1.76

Variance =1.21

0.02 >.05
q. Refer the client to some other non-coaching professional

 

Mean=1.44

Variance=1.14

Mean=1.87

Variance =1.58

0.01 >.05
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One Comment

  1. Rey Carr

    September 15, 2016 at 6:55 pm

    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, and create talking points. That’s the value of this survey. Another important point from this survey is wondering about the role age might play in coach development From Bill’s results it appears that coaches keep the same perspectives over time. But what we can really say is that the coaches who completed this survey may keep such perspectives over time.

    In addition, there is a whole group of younger coaches who are not connected to certification or professional coaching associations. This is the parallel universe of uncredentialed (and could care less about it) people who call themselves coaches.

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