The experience of positive psychology coaching following unconscious bias training: An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis

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Tia Moin, F. K. and Van Nieuwerburgh, C. 2021. The experience of positive psychology coaching following unconscious bias training: An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis. International Journal of Evidence Based Coaching and Mentoring. 19 (1), pp. 74-89. https://doi.org/10.24384/n4hw-vz57
AuthorsTia Moin, F. K. and Van Nieuwerburgh, C.
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This study explored the lived experience of four professionals who engaged in positive psychology coaching following an implicit association test and unconscious bias training. Unconscious bias training focuses on a human limitation, avoidance goals, and can result in defensiveness. In contrast, positive psychology coaching leverages strengths, intrinsically motivated approach goals and positive affect. Interpretative phenomenological analysis was applied to analyse data gathered via semi-structured interviews. Findings reveal that participants were self-conscious about being perceived negatively and they experienced deep introspection and reflexivity. Participants also reported increased self-efficacy, motivation to improve and feeling safe to discuss previously avoided personal issues.

JournalInternational Journal of Evidence Based Coaching and Mentoring
Journal citation19 (1), pp. 74-89
ISSN1741-8305
Year2021
PublisherOxford Brookes University
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