UPM Institutional Repository

The alchemy of coaching: psychological capital as HERO within coaches’ selves


Burhanuddin, Nur Aimi Nasuha and Ahmad, Nor Aniza and Said, Rozita @ Radhiah and Asimiran, Soaib (2022) The alchemy of coaching: psychological capital as HERO within coaches’ selves. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 19 (19). art. no. 12020. pp. 1-21. ISSN 1660-4601


The complex nature of coaching challenges instructional coaches (ICs) professionally as it requires them to deal with not only teachers’ resistance, acceptance and expectation but also adhere to the complex and multifaceted roles that they are bearing. Psychological capital (PsyCap) has been upheld as an effective construct for defending against stress, negative emotions and burnout among educators. This phenomenological study explores ways in which PsyCap was experienced by Malaysian instructional coaches (ICs). Data were gathered from face-to-face interviews with seven instructional coaches purposefully selected from six different District Education Offices (DEOs) throughout Malaysia. Extracted from participants’ own words and through the exploration performed, PsyCap was experienced by the participants through a sense of responsibility, positive resources and work commitment. This study highlights the importance of PsyCap as inner positive psychological resources that aided instructional coaches in their practice of coaching. In addition, this study suggests future research recommendations towards implementing PsyCap developmental training with another group of instructional coaches.

Download File

Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL or Download Paper: https://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/19/19/12020

Additional Metadata

Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Educational Studies
DOI Number: https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph191912020
Publisher: Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
Keywords: Positive psychology; Psychological capital; Instructional coaching; Positive psychological resources; Phenomenology
Depositing User: Ms. Nuraida Ibrahim
Date Deposited: 25 May 2023 04:53
Last Modified: 25 May 2023 04:53
Altmetrics: http://www.altmetric.com/details.php?domain=psasir.upm.edu.my&doi=10.3390/ijerph191912020
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/103458
Statistic Details: View Download Statistic

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item