Aysel Kizilkaya Namli, Mustafa Kizilkoca
This research was carried out in order to determine the opinions of the coaches in Elazig province regarding their professional self-efficacy. Qualitative research model was used in the research and case study was used from qualitative research models. The study group consists of 30 coaches who are still actively coaching in Elazig province, which was created with the maximum variety method of the purpose sample included in non-selective sampling methods. A semi-structured interview form was used to collect data in the research. In the analysis of the data obtained as a result of the research; descriptive analysis was used in the creation of themes and content analysis was used to analyze the answers. The coaches stated various opinions such as that their profession is a special field, entertaining, personal development provider, health protection in the research. The research concluded that all coaches need to improve themselves. Besides, coaches think that professional development has an impact on personal development. According to the results of the research, the strengths of the coaches are such characteristics as being patient, being willing, being conscientious, loving the profession, being ambitious, being tolerant; features such as having communication problems, getting angry quickly, being sensitive and emotional are determined as the weakest aspects.
Keywords: Coach, Self-efficacy, Professional self-efficacy