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Psychometrics in Coaching, 2nd Edition by Jonathan Passmore

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09

Coaching with the Motivation Questionnaire (MQ)

PROFESSOR DAVE BARTRAM, DR ALEXANDER FRADERA and HELEN MARSH

Introduction

In this chapter we consider the importance of understanding patterns of motivation for the coaching process. A general overview of the concept and theories of motivation is followed by a description of the Motivation Questionnaire (MQ). These sections draw heavily on more extended discussions from the MQ Manual (SHL, 2002), and the reader is referred there for details of the instrument and guidance on scale interpretation. The remainder of the chapter focuses on how use of the MQ can raise self-awareness of motivation patterns and help facilitate learning and behavioural change, for both the coach and client.

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