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The Influence of the Five Factor Model of Personality on the Perceived Effectiveness of Executive Coaching.

Jones, Rebecca J., Woods, S.A. and Hutchinson, E. (2014) The Influence of the Five Factor Model of Personality on the Perceived Effectiveness of Executive Coaching. International Journal of Evidenced Based Coaching and Mentoring, 12 (2). pp. 109-118. ISSN 1741-8305

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Limited research attention has been paid to the influences on executive coaching effectiveness. This study explores whether a relationship exists between the Five Factor Model of personality and coachee perceptions of effectiveness of executive coaching. Thirty coachees completed a cross sectional survey measuring personality using scales from the International Personality Item Pool (Goldberg, 1999). There was a significant positive relationship between extraversion and perceived coaching effectiveness. The findings have implications for organisations when considering whether their employees are suited to the development interventions on offer and whether the intervention will subsequently provide a good return on investment. Our study also contributes to the emerging literature on antecedents of coaching effectiveness by examining core aspects of individual differences.

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Uncontrolled Discrete Keywords: executive coaching, personality, effectiveness, extraversion
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
Divisions: College of Business, Psychology and Sport > Worcester Business School
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Copyright Info: Open Access publication
Depositing User: Rebecca Jones
Date Deposited: 04 Jul 2014 08:48
Last Modified: 17 Jun 2020 17:04

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