Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

The family system: A study on the satisfaction levels of immediate support systems through individual coaching
by Aanenson, Janice E., Ph.D., Capella University, 2008, 170; 3320821
Abstract (Summary)

Coaching is a professional practice in human performance improvement. The goal of coaching is to assist individuals in determining global and domain-specific-satisfaction levels at a point in time, and then develop skills and insight to achieve greater satisfaction in both global and domain satisfaction. One area lacking in research is how coaching an individual positively or negatively impacts that individual's immediate support system such as family and friends. The purpose of this study was to explore and describe the impact of individual coaching on immediate support systems through a phenomenology study. A literature review of family systems theory, life satisfaction, and coaching practices shows how family systems can be affected through life satisfaction coaching. The results of this study indicated that impact on immediate support system members occurred in three theme areas; positive changes in attitudes, positive changes to financial satisfaction, and positive changes in communication. Future research recommendations are to replicate this study with a larger sample, replicate this study with a longer coaching program, complete a longitudinal study on continued impact of coaching, design a family coaching model that addresses possible coaching impacts, and replicate this study with diverse groups of people to determine other impact and results.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: McGivern, Michael H.
Commitee: Strickland, Cyd, Terry, Linda
School: Capella University
Department: School of Education
School Location: United States -- Minnesota
Source: DAI-A 69/07, Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Adult education, Continuing education, Families & family life, Personal relationships, Sociology
Keywords: Coaching, Family systems, Impact, Life coaching, Phenomenology, Support systems
Publication Number: 3320821
ISBN: 978-0-549-74587-7
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