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Title: An investigation of a formalized mentoring program for novice basketball coaches
Authors: Koh, Koon Teck
Bloom, Gordon A.
Fairhurst, Katherine E.
Paiement, Dominique M.
Kee, Ying Hwa
Keywords: Career development
Self-determination theory
Issue Date: 2014
Citation: Koh, K. T., Bloom, G. A., Fairhurst, K. E., Paiement, D. M., & Kee, Y. H. (2014). An investigation of a formalized mentoring program for novice basketball coaches. International Journal of Sport Psychology, 45(1), 11-32. 2014.45.011
Abstract: The purpose of the current study was to investigate a formalized mentoring program /or novice basketball coaches, and to consider what factors that affect its to its effectiveness. Twelve purposefully selected mentors and 36 mentees who enrolled in an introductory coaching education course in Singapore participated in focus group interviews. Results indicated this program was a unique and positive learning experience /or both the mentors and mentees. It helped the mentees become more competent and confident in their coaching style, knowledge, and behaviors. The program also enabled mentors to demonstrate useful pedagogical knowledge and skills, and to engage in meaningful self-reflection practices. All participants felt this program should be adopted by other sport associations in their country. Suggestions for improving the program were also forwarded.
ISSN: 1147-0767
Other Identifiers: 10.7352/IJSP 2014.45.011
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