The development and initial validation of a measure of coaching behaviors in a sample of army recruits

Christopher R. D. Wagstaff, Calum A. Arthur, Lew Hardy

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Abstract

In this article we outline a model of coaching that is conceptually grounded in workplace and sport coaching literature and present 2 studies conducted to test this model: the extent that coaching behaviors are present in a military training setting, and their association with performance-related outcomes. Following an extensive review of literature and rigorous development and validation procedures the 28-item Military Coaching Behavior Scale was tested. The measure showed good content and predictive validity for 2 dependent variables (satisfaction and resilience). We concluded that the Military Coaching Behavior Scale offers a psychometrically sound, brief, and easy-to-administer measure of high-performance coaching behavior.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-17
Number of pages17
JournalJournal of Applied Sport Psychology
Early online date21 Nov 2017
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Publication statusPublished - 6 Dec 2017

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