2018 Volume 30 Issue 3 Pages 151-165
The purpose of this study is to clarify the influence of preceding factors on the coaching behaviors of emergency life-saving technicians. The antecedents include implicit person theories (IPTs) about the personality and personal attributes (e.g., personality and ability), experiential learning behaviors, and experiences of being coached from their managers. We investigated and analyzed 351 emergency life-saving technicians concerning the relationship with these factors and coaching behaviors. The results showed that the incremental theory, experiential learning behaviors, and experiences of being coached by their managers had a positive influence on their own coaching behaviors. It was also found that experiences of being coached by their managers mediated experience learning behaviors, affecting their coaching behaviors. Implications for coaching behaviors research and practice are discussed.