Coaches Personality Traits and Strivings Study

This study is part of a PhD programme and has ethics approval from Ulster University

Dear coach,


We are looking for your help in conducting some research into helping us better understand the personality of coaches in Ireland and its impact on how and what they coach. 

We really need your input to ensure we have a large sample size that is a good reflection of coaches working in Ireland. 

This study only involves about 20 minutes of your time, to complete an on-line questionnaire, which looks at a person’s personality traits and their strivings or future goals.


The study results will help provide a better understanding of coaches in Ireland and what motivates them. Which in turn will support the development of better training and support programmes for coaches.


If you are interested in helping please click on the link below to completed the questionnaire.


If you have any other questions you can contact me by e-mail on


Thank you very much, 

Shane Keane (PhD research student)