Effects of instructor’s coaching behavior in the military educational environment on self-directedness in learning of cadets at Korea Army Academy at Yeong-cheon (KAAY)
Keywords:cadets, instructor’s coaching behavior, self-directedness in learning, structural equation modeling
The purpose of this study is to test the effects of instructor’s coaching behavior in the military education and training on self-directedness and learning outcome of cadets. To this end, the self-report questionnaires was used to collected data from 409 cadets in the 4th grade of the KAAY in the six-week military education and training from July to August 2022. The collected data were analyzed using Structural Equation Modeling (SEM). The result revealed that the instructor’s coaching behavior had a significant effect on the self-directed learning of cadets and the learning outcomes of cadets. We also found self-directedness in the learning of cadets mediated the instructor’s coaching behavior and learning outcomes. The findings could help to pay attention to the instructor’s coaching behavior as a strategy to foster self-direction in the learning of cadets.
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