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A five-dimensional model of attributes: Some precursors of executive coach selection

A five-dimensional model of attributes: Some precursors of executive coach selection

Gray, David E., Ekinci, Yuksel and Goregaokar, Harshita (2011) A five-dimensional model of attributes: Some precursors of executive coach selection. International Journal of Selection and Assessment, 19 (4). pp. 415-428. ISSN 0965-075X (Print), 1468-2389 (Online) (doi:10.1111/j.1468-2389.2011.00569.x)

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Abstract

The purpose of this study was to specify a set of attributes, identified as important precursors to coach selection. Executive coaching has grown exponentially, but there have been few studies as to the efficacy of coaching, including the factors that influence a manager’s choice of coach. This study sought to identify these factors.The 45-item, online survey produced 267 useable responses. Results of the principal component analysis suggested a five-factor solution, with women showing a statistically significant preference over men for coaches who have the Ability to Develop Critical Thinking and Action, the Ability to Forge the Coaching Partnership and Coach Experience and Qualifications. The impact of coachee age was not significant in selecting executive coaches. The findings show a statistically significant relationship between coach attributes and the intention to continue with coaching. The implications of these findings for the selection of coaches, and for the coaching profession are discussed.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: [1] Article first published online: 14 NOV 2011. [2] Issue published online: 14 NOV 2011. [3] Published in print: December 2011. [4] Published as: International Journal of Selection and Assessment, (2011), Vol. 19, (4), pp. 415–428.
Uncontrolled Keywords: five-dimensional model, attributes, executive coach selection, coaching
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Business > Work & Employment Research Unit
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Last Modified: 14 Oct 2016 09:23
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/9288

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