Journal Article

Do mental health stigma and gender influence MBAs' willingness to engage in coaching?

International Journal of Mentoring and Coaching in Education 3 (3): 277–292
Julia Millard, Konstantin Korotov (2014)
Subject(s): Human resources management/organizational behavior
Keyword(s): Coaching, business education, mentoring and coaching in HE

While much research has been done on how attitudes towards therapy relate to engagement in it, the willingness to engage in coaching has not yet been studied. As coaching continues to grow in popularity and makes its way into curricula of MBA programs, it is worth examining what factors may influence people’s attitudes toward this new type of psychological support. With frequently noticed and discussed similarities between coaching and therapy, this paper examines whether particular antecedents of engagement in therapy, namely mental health stigma and gender, would be equally relevant for engagement in coaching by MBA students.

With permission of Emerald

Volume 3
Issue 3
Pages 277–292