Coaching Scales: A Review of the Literature and Comparative Analysis

Marcia S. Hagen, Shari L Peterson

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The Problem. Given the relevance of scales for selecting managers, Peterson and Little called foran examination of scales used to measure coaching. However, there are few optionsfrom which to select validated scales used to measure coaching. Consequently, thereappears to be a knowledge gap-little is known about the coaching scales that areavailable and how they have been validated and tested.The Solution.A proposed solution to the issue is to (a) present a comprehensive review of theliterature, identifying coaching scales; (b) analyze those scales, providing informationon scale item development, reliability, and validation of available scales; and (c)compare and clarify the efficacy of those scales.The Stakeholders. This literature review will benefit academic scholars, practitioners, and scholarpractitionersby supporting and encouraging their research. Identification andclarification of the existing scales, their focus, and validation processes can bridge theresearch/theory-practice gap.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)222-241
Number of pages20
JournalAdvances in Developing Human Resources
Issue number2
StatePublished - May 2014


  • coaching scale
  • literature review
  • survey instrument

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