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The Development of Coaches Survey: II. Challenge, Autonomy and Support

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The variance scores for the items on question one will provide us with some idea about the level of agreement among the respondents to both surveys. We begin with the variance scores for the first survey from highest (least agreement) to lowest (most agreement):

Question One:  Currently, how often do you feel …
f. Distressed by your inability to impact a client’s life or work situation (variance = 0.63)
c. In danger of losing control of a coaching conversation to a client.(variance = 0.60)
l Bogged down with a client in a relationship that seems to be going nowhere.(variance = 0.59)
h. Irritated by a client who seems to be actively blocking your efforts.(variance = 0.58)
k. Conflicted about how to reconcile obligations to a client and equivalent obligation to others.(variance = 0.57)
m. Frustrated with a client for wasting your time.(variance = 0.48)
i. Unable to comprehend the essence of a client’s problem.(variance = 0.46)
g. Troubled by ethical issues that have arisen in your work with a client.(variance = 0.43)
b. Unsure how best to deal effectively with a client.(variance = 0.40)
a.Lacking confidence that you can provide a beneficial effect for a client. (variance = 0.37)
d. Unable to have much real empathy for a client’s experiences.(variance = 0.34)
e. Uneasy that your personal values make it difficult to maintain an appropriate
attitude toward a client.(variance = 0.34)
j. Unable to find something to like or respect in a client.(variance = 0.28)

The second set of variance scores comes from Study Two responses to our first question. They are once again listed from highest variance to lowest:

Question One:  Currently, how often do you feel …
a.Lacking confidence that you can provide a beneficial effect for a client.(variance = 0.74)
k. Conflicted about how to reconcile obligations to a client and equivalent obligation to others.(variance = 0.69)
m. Frustrated with a client for wasting your time.(variance = 0.62)
h. Irritated by a client who seems to be actively blocking your efforts.(variance = 0.61)
f. Distressed by your inability to impact a client’s life or work situation (variance = 0.59)
c. In danger of losing control of a coaching conversation to a client.(variance = 0.54)
b. Unsure how best to deal effectively with a client.(variance = 0.49)
l Bogged down with a client in a relationship that seems to be going nowhere.(variance = 0.44)
g. Troubled by ethical issues that have arisen in your work with a client.(variance = 0.39)
e. Uneasy that your personal values make it difficult to maintain an appropriate
attitude toward a client.(variance = 0.39)
i. Unable to comprehend the essence of a client’s problem.(variance = 0.39)
d. Unable to have much real empathy for a client’s experiences.(variance = 0.38)
j. Unable to find something to like or respect in a client.(variance = 0.34)

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One Comment

  1. Rey Carr

    December 17, 2015 at 4:00 pm

    The best part of this report of the results of these two surveys is the discussion of the concepts. Such discussion is valuable regardless of the reliability or validity of the results (or evidence).

    Unfortunately, the methodology section is missing the most important aspect of methodology: how were each of the surveys distributed and what was the rate of return. If, as I suspect, this was an Internet-based survey, then the results have an exceptionally low chance of being either reliable or valid. That is, the likelihood that they reflect the “coaching industry” or “a typical coach” is incredibly small. Thus, conclusions based on the results are suspect.

    But there’s the point. The discussion itself has its own reliability and validity independent of the survey. The points made are worthy of continuing discussion regardless of the surveys.

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