Narrative-collaborative group coaching develops social capital: a randomised control trial and further implications of the social impact of the intervention

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Reinhard Stelter, Glen Nielsen, Johan Michael Wikman

The aim of this study was to investigate the influence of narrative-collaborative
group coaching on career development, self-reflection and the general functioning
of young sports talents with the goal of achieving integration of their sports
careers, educational demands and private lives. The intervention was based on a
narrative-collaborative approach, with the intention of inviting the participants to
share with and learn from each other. The randomised control design was based
on 77 participants (questionnaire measuring recovery/stress, motivation and
action control). A qualitative interview study included six participants. The
group-coaching intervention had a significant effect on the scores for social
recovery and general well-being. The qualitative study showed that groupcoaching
participants valued the shared process of meaning-making as especially
valuable. Narrative-collaborative group coaching can be understood as a
community psychological intervention that helps to support the development of
durable social networks and the increase of social capital.
Original languageEnglish
JournalCoaching: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice
Issue number2
Pages (from-to)123-137
Number of pages15
Publication statusPublished - 25 Jul 2011

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