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Effect of a quality of life coaching intervention on psychological courage and self-determination

DF Curtis, LL Kelly International Journal of Evidence Based Coaching and Mentoring 2013

This study utilised a multiple case study design, grounded in self-determination theory, which examined changes in motivation and psychological courage throughout an 8-week quality of life coaching intervention. Eight nonclinical adults participated in six one-hour tele-coaching sessions. Sources of data included a pre-assessment survey, a pre-post questionnaire, field notes, and post-session interview transcriptions. The coaching process included six telephone sessions, use of the profile reports, and HeartMath resources. The qualitative cross-case analysis describes how integrative life coaching supported participants‟ expression of psychological courage and facilitated shifts toward autonomous motivation.

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