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Coaching with self-determination theory in mind: Using theory to advance evidence-based coaching practice

@article{Spence2011CoachingWS,
  title={Coaching with self-determination theory in mind: Using theory to advance evidence-based coaching practice},
  author={Gordon B. Spence and Lindsay G. Oades},
  journal={International journal of evidence based coaching and mentoring},
  year={2011},
  volume={9},
  pages={37-55}
}
The scholarly coaching literature has advanced considerably in the past decade. However, a review of the existing knowledge base suggests that coaching practice and research remains relatively uninformed by relevant psychological theory. In this paper it will be argued that Self-Determination Theory (SDT; Deci & Ryan, 1985) presents as a useful theoretical framework for coaching as it can help understand coaching practice at both macro and micro levels. The utility of SDT as a theoretical… Expand

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