Read the Journal of Applied Behavioral Science’s Special Issue on Illuminating the Scholarship of Coaching for Free!

JABS_72ppiRGB_powerpointIs goal attainment more likely when the coach or the client initiates goal and task statements? Can a coach’s transformational and transactional leadership behavior help explain the differences between dyadic and group coaching? What limitations to the ethical codes of conduct do executive coaches face? You can read about these topics and more in the Journal of Applied Behavioral Science‘s Special Issue entitled Illuminating the Scholarship of Coaching.

Guest editors Richard E. Boyatzis, Melvin L. Smith and Ellen B. Van Oosten collaborated on the introduction to the issue:

The intellectual integrity of coaching depends on research. However, the popularity of the practice of coaching began to dramatically increase at least 20 years before scholars designed studies to test its efficacy (Van Oosten, 2013). Coaching, like many other forms of helping, is most likely effective (i.e., producing sustained changes in a person’s behavior, attitudes, mental models, dreams of the future, etc.) less than 20% of the time when comparing the few performance statistics to other professions (Boyatzis, 2005; Spencer & Spencer, 1993). This would be consistent with research on impact from other helping professions. Therefore, there is a need for more research to help us determine, among other things, what coaching methods and processes work the best and for whom, which coaches are more effective and with whom, and when is the use of coaching likely to be most effective. To continue the dialogue and to increase the level of rigor of thought and evidence, we issued the call for abstracts and papers for a special issue of the Journal of Applied Behavioral Science.

We were delighted in the substantial response to our call for abstracts for this special issue on coaching. We received over 30 abstracts for empirical and conceptual papers from scholars representing a variety of countries spanning North America, Europe, and Asia. The number of deserving papers exceeded the space limits of the special issue, so some of them will appear in future issues of this journal. The collection of articles presented here cover a broad spectrum of topics on coaching and its effects in a variety of contexts.

You can read Illuminating the Scholarship of Coaching from the Journal of Applied Behavioral Science for free for the next 30 days! Click here to view the Table of Contents. Want to have all the latest research like this sent directly to your inbox? Click here to sign up for e-alerts from the Journal of Applied Behavioral Science!

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About Cynthia Nalevanko, Senior Editor, SAGE Publishing

Founded in 1965, SAGE is the world’s leading independent academic and professional publisher. Known for our commitment to quality and innovation, SAGE has helped inform and educate a global community of scholars, practitioners, researchers, and students across a broad range of subject areas. With over 1500 employees globally from principal offices in Los Angeles, London, New Delhi, Singapore, Washington DC, and Melburne, our publishing program includes more than 1000 journals and over 900 books, reference works and databases a year in business, humanities, social sciences, science, technology and medicine. Believing passionately that engaged scholarship lies at the heart of any healthy society and that education is intrinsically valuable, SAGE aims to be the world’s leading independent academic and professional publisher. This means playing a creative role in society by disseminating teaching and research on a global scale, the cornerstones of which are good, long-term relationships, a focus on our markets, and an ability to combine quality and innovation. Leading authors, editors and societies should feel that SAGE is their natural home: we believe in meeting the range of their needs, and in publishing the best of their work. We are a growing company, and our financial success comes from thinking creatively about our markets and actively responding to the needs of our customers.

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