Towards understanding self-development coaching programs

Aboalshamat, Khalid and Hou, Xiang-Yu and Strodl, Esben (2014) Towards understanding self-development coaching programs. International Journal of Psychology and Behavioral Science, 4 (4). pp. 136-145. ISSN 2163-1948


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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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
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Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Copyright 2014 Scientific & Academic Publishing.
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Date Deposited: 24 Sep 2021 05:55
Last Modified: 24 Sep 2021 05:55
Uncontrolled Keywords: coaching; motivational speaking; psychological wellbeing; self development; self help
Fields of Research (2008): 11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111706 Epidemiology
11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111714 Mental Health
Fields of Research (2020): 42 HEALTH SCIENCES > 4202 Epidemiology > 420201 Behavioural epidemiology
42 HEALTH SCIENCES > 4202 Epidemiology > 420210 Social epidemiology
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