Towards understanding self-development coaching programs

Aboalshamat, Khalid, Hou, Xiang-Yu, & Strodl, Esben (2014) Towards understanding self-development coaching programs. International Journal of Psychology and Behavioral Sciences, 4(4), pp. 136-145.

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Self-development resources are a popular billion -dollar industry worldwide used to improve individuals quality of lives. However, there are insufficient studies for a contemporary conceptualization, especially when it comes to live self-development programs. This paper provides a literature review about current self-development definitions, ideology, concepts, and themes; quality of material provided; quality and characteristics of self-development providers; and the features of the participants who seek such programs. The paper will also discuss the relationsh ip between self-development and related disciplines including coaching, training, mentoring, and motivational speaking. Finally, a new definition will be proposed for self-development coaching programs. Gaps of knowledge are highlighted for further research.

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ID Code: 75787
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: self development, self help, coaching, motivational speaking, psychological wellbeing
DOI: 10.5923/j.ijpbs.20140404.04
ISSN: 2163-1956
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Psychology & Counselling
Current > Schools > School of Public Health & Social Work
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2014 Scientific & Academic Publishing.
Deposited On: 28 Aug 2014 23:41
Last Modified: 22 Sep 2014 22:04

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