Examining the Impact of the Transformational Coaching Workshop on Factors that Influence Behaviour Change
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Coach development programs (CDPs) provide an avenue for coaches to learn about the valuable knowledge and skills necessary to facilitate positive athlete outcomes through their behaviours. However, existing evidence-informed, interpersonal-focused CDPs lack in their incorporation of behaviour change theory (Allan et al., 2017). One program that exists that addresses the aforementioned limitation is the Transformational Coaching Workshop (TCW; Turnnidge & Côté, 2017). A recent evaluation of the TCW yielded promising findings in regard to the workshop’s ability to change the observable leadership behaviours of coaches (Lawrason et al., 2019); however, the TCW has not been examined for its ability to change the way coaches perceive their use of transformational coaching behaviours. Thus, the purpose of this study was to use behaviour change theory to examine the TCW’s ability to target the perceptual elements that influence behaviour change in coaches. Sixty-three youth sport coaches from across Ontario participated in the study. Thirty-one coaches participated in the TCW and served as the intervention group while the remaining 32 coaches served as a comparison group and did not receive any training. All coaches were asked to complete a capability-opportunity-motivation-behaviour (COM-B; Michie et al., 2011) questionnaire at two separate time points to assess their perceptions of factors that contribute to their use of transformational coaching behaviours. A combination of dependent- and independent- samples t-tests were run to examine pre- and post-test differences within the intervention group and between the intervention and comparison groups at post-test. Results of the study unveiled that while the TCW increased the mean scores of coaches’ perceived capability (p = .02), opportunity (p = .03), and motivation (p = .34) to use transformational coaching behaviours after participation in the workshop, non-significant p values after a Bonferroni adjustment (i.e., p = .01) suggest the need for a larger sample to be included in future studies of the TCW to achieve statistical significance. However, medium to large effect sizes observed for both perceived capability (d = .53) and opportunity (d = .51) offer a pragmatic understanding of the workshop’s implications on coaches who participated. Additionally, there were no significant differences between the intervention and comparison group at post-test for perceived capability, opportunity, or motivation. Nonetheless, the TCW did yield promising results for increasing the ways coaches perceive their use of transformational coaching behaviours and thus, is considered a valuable resource for youth sport coaches looking to increase the interpersonal side of their coaching.
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