Application of a 10 week coaching program designed to facilitate volitional personality change: Overall effects on personality and the impact of targeting
J Allan, P Leeson, F De Fruyt, S Martin International Journal of Evidence Based Coaching and Mentoring 2018
The current study explored the outcomes of a 10 week coaching program designed to facilitate volitional personality change. It also explored the impact of targeting specific personality facets on change. This research builds upon the burgeoning literature challenging the view that personality is fixed. The results of the study indicated that the 10 week program resulted in significant increases in participant's conscientiousness and extraversion and significant decreases in neuroticism. These changes were maintained 3 months post-intervention for neuroticism and extraversion. Targeting of associated facets significantly interacted with time during the intervention period for emotionality and conscientiousness, but not for extraversion.