J Korean Acad Nurs Adm.  2021 Dec;27(5):410-422. 10.11111/jkana.2021.27.5.410.

Effects of a Strength Coaching Program on Positive Psychological Capital, Coaching Leadership, and Organizational Commitment in Front-line Nursing Managers

Affiliations
  • 1Deputy Chief of Nursing Education, National Cancer Center ․ Graduate School, Ewha Womans University, Korea.
  • 2Professor, College of Nursing, Ewha Womans University, Korea.

Abstract

Purpose
This study aimed to develop a strength coaching program and verify its effects on positive psychological capital, coaching leadership, and organizational commitment for front-line nurse managers.
Methods
The participants were first-line nursing managers working in two general hospitals, and a total of 25 participants comprised the experimental (n=12) and control (n=13) groups. The strength coaching program was implemented for 6 weeks from November 13 to December 18, 2017, and the intervention group received the strength coaching program for 2 h, once a week. Data were collected pre, post, and after (4 weeks later), and analyzed by repeated measures analysis of variance using the SAS 9.4 program.
Results
The strength coaching program was developed as a process of understanding, reflecting, and utilizing the concepts and characteristics of positive psychology and strengths, and applied to nursing managers, but it did not affect their positive psychological capital, coaching leadership, and organizational commitment.
Conclusion
The results of this study were not significant, but the study is meaningful in that the strength coaching program was developed and applied to front-line nursing managers, and various methodological aspects to be considered in future studies were presented.

Keyword

Coaching; Intervention studies; Nurse managers; Positive psychology
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