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

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We turn now to mean scores (listed from high to low) from Question Three for the Second Study:
Question Three. In your RECENT coaching work, how much …

l. How important to you is your further development as a coach?(mean = 4.62)
f. Do you feel you are deepening your understanding of coaching?(mean = 4.02)
e. Do you feel you are becoming more skillful in practicing coaching?(mean = 3.91)
g. Do you feel a growing sense of enthusiasm about doing coaching?(mean = 3.91)
b. Does this change feel like progress or improvement?(mean = 3.90)
k. How capable do you feel to guide the development of other coaches?(mean = 3.52)
d. Do you feel you are overcoming past limitations as a coach?(mean = 3.40)
a. Do you feel you are changing as a coach?(mean = 3.38)
j. Do you feel your performance is becoming mainly routine?(mean = 0.38)
h. Do you feel you are becoming disillusioned about coaching?(mean = 0.28)
c. Does this change feel like decline or impairment?(mean = 0.14)
i. Do you feel you are losing your capacity to respond empathetically?(mean = 0.10)

The final two set of scores we provide are variance scores for this third question. We begin with the variance scores for the first survey listed from high (least agreement) to low (most agreement):

Question Three. In your RECENT coaching work, how much …

g. Do you feel a growing sense of enthusiasm about doing coaching?(variance = 1.53)
d. Do you feel you are overcoming past limitations as a coach?(variance = 1.43)
k. How capable do you feel to guide the development of other coaches?(variance = 1.42)
a. Do you feel you are changing as a coach?(variance = 1.00)
f. Do you feel you are deepening your understanding of coaching?(variance = 0.98)
b. Does this change feel like progress or improvement?(variance = 0.97)
h. Do you feel you are becoming disillusioned about coaching?(variance = 0.96)
e. Do you feel you are becoming more skillful in practicing coaching?(variance = 0.92)
j. Do you feel your performance is becoming mainly routine?(variance = 0.74)
l. How important to you is your further development as a coach?(variance = 0.74)
i. Do you feel you are losing your capacity to respond empathetically?(variance = 0.56)
c. Does this change feel like decline or impairment?(variance = 0.38)

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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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