Title : effects of a strength coaching program on positive psychological capital, coaching leadership and organizational commitment in front-line nursing managers
Background: Coaching leadership has been proven to develop employee potential, support growth and development and impact on organizational performance. In particular, coaching utilizing positive psychological strengths is becoming important in the field of human resource management. Therefore this study was conducted to develop a strength coaching program for front-line nursing managers and test its effects.
Methods: This study developed a strength coaching program for front-line nursing managers through a literature review. The strength coaching program comprised six educational sessions involving understanding of strength and coaching and participating in the learning activities such as self-reflective, collaborative, and practical processes within the group, related to coaching. A non-equivalent experimental group and a control group pretest-posttest study design was used with 25 participants (12 participants in the experimental group and 13 participants in the control group). The strength coaching program was provided for 6 weeks from November 12 to December 18, 2017 in two general hospital. Participants completed the tool for positive psychological capital, coaching leadership, and organizational commitment. Data were analysed using t-test and repeated measures analysis of variance with the SAS 9.4 program.
Result: The results of this study were as follows. The experimental group showed no significant improvement in positive psychological capital (F=1.06, p=.364), coaching leadership (F=0.50, p=.611), and organizational commitment (F=1.21, p=.318) than the control group. The strength coaching program in this study was not effective in improving positive psychological capital, coaching leadership, and organizational commitment of the Front-line Nursing Managers.
Conclusion: The findings suggest that in developing a strength coaching program, there is a need for an initial intensive training for strength and coaching, a gradual approach combining group and one-on-one coaching, adequate program time, individual feedback, and an adequate number of people per group. Therefore, based on the results of this study, it is necessary to reappraise the results through repeated research after revising the program