Supervisors as good coaches: Influences of coaching on employees’ in-role behaviors and proactive career behaviors

Jie Tsuen Huang, Hui Hsien Hsieh

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Abstract

Coaching as an effective leadership initiative in organizations has gained increasing attention from scholars. This study investigates the effects of coaching on employees’ in-role behaviors (IRBs) and proactive career behaviors (PCBs), while also exploring the mediating role of psychological empowerment. Data were collected from a sample of 324 employee–supervisor pairs from 11 service companies in Taiwan. The results show that coaching was positively related to both IRBs and PCBs. Moreover, psychological empowerment fully mediated the coaching–IRB relationship and partially mediated the coaching–PCB relationship. Implications for managerial practices and future research are derived from these findings.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)42-58
Number of pages17
JournalInternational Journal of Human Resource Management
Volume26
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Jan 2

Keywords

  • coach
  • coaching
  • in-role behavior
  • proactive career behavior
  • psychological empowerment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Strategy and Management
  • Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management
  • Management of Technology and Innovation

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