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Introduction to the special issue on advances in the psychology of workplace coaching

Bozer, G. and Jones, R. J. ORCID: (2021) Introduction to the special issue on advances in the psychology of workplace coaching. Applied Psychology, 70 (2). pp. 411-419. ISSN 1464-0597

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This article introduces a special issue of Applied Psychology: An International Review that focuses on recent advances in the psychology of workplace coaching. To begin with, we briefly describe the current state of workplace coaching research, and we then outline the aims and objectives that had driven our motivation in editing this special issue. We set out two objectives for this special issue. First, to ensure that each of the contributions started with the relevant theoretical framework, and secondly, that the papers in this special issue utilized rigorous research design and methodology. We then provide an overview of each of the five articles making up the special issue, detailing their respective contributions to advancing workplace coaching research and theory. We conclude with recommendations for future workplace coaching research, building on the contributions in this special issue. We propose scholars should focus on three key areas: future coaching research should adopt a “start with theory” approach; that rigorous research design and methodology is prioritized, specifically in relation to utilizing multiple data sources and increasing the range of objective (hard) data as coaching outcome measures; and for coaching scholars to pay attention to and explore non‐significant effects.

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Divisions:Henley Business School > Leadership, Organisations and Behaviour
ID Code:96622


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