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Examining relationships between emotional intelligence and coaching efficacy: International Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology: Vol 6, No 2

(2008). Examining relationships between emotional intelligence and coaching efficacy. International Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology: Vol. 6, No. 2, pp. 224-235.

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Abstract: The study examined the relationship between emotional intelligence and coaching efficacy. Ninety‐nine coaches completed the Emotional Intelligence Scale and the Coaching Efficacy Scale with the results of the canonical correlation suggesting significant relationships between the two sets of variables. Regression analyses suggested motivation efficacy to be significantly associated with the regulation of emotions and social skills, whereas character‐building efficacy was associated with optimism. Teaching technique efficacy was significantly associated with appraisal of own emotions with no significant predictors for game strategy efficacy. When viewed collectively, results provide an insight to how emotional intelligence relates to coaching efficacy and gives an indication to where applied work with coaches may be directed. Future research suggestions are also provided in reference to coach‐related psychology.

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