Managerial Coaching Behaviours and Their Relations to Job Satisfaction, Life Satisfaction and Orientations to Happiness


This paper aims to explore managerial coaching behaviours and their relations to job satisfaction, life satisfaction and orientations to happiness. Chinese Managerial Coaching Behaviours Inventory, Chinese translation of the Orientations to Happiness Scale, General Job Satisfaction Scale and General Life Satisfaction Scale were administered to 145 managers from two factories, one hospital, China Mobile and China Telecom. Results indicate that: Unexpectedly, managerial coaching behaviours are not associated with job satisfaction and life satisfaction. Pleasure of life in Orientations to Happinessis significantly associated with assessing and challenging dimensions of Managerial Coaching Behaviours Inventory. Both job satisfaction and life satisfaction are significantly positively related with all the three dimensions in Orientations to Happiness. Females show more supporting behaviours than males. Compared with the first-line managers and technicians with titles, the middle and senior managers show more challenging and supporting behaviours. Compared with the factory managers, managers in hospitals, China Mobile and China Telecom show more challenging and supporting behaviours. Pleasure of life was positively related to assessing and challenging behaviours.

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Chen, G. , Ai, J. and You, Y. (2014) Managerial Coaching Behaviours and Their Relations to Job Satisfaction, Life Satisfaction and Orientations to Happiness. Journal of Human Resource and Sustainability Studies, 2, 147-156. doi: 10.4236/jhrss.2014.23014.

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