Effectiveness of a group executive coaching intervention on burnout and commitment of Filipino top executives

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Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy in Counseling Psychology Major in Industrial Counseling

Subject Categories

Counseling Psychology


Br. Andrew Gonzalez FSC College of Education


Counseling and Educational Psychology

Thesis Adviser

Alexa P. Abrenica

Defense Panel Chair

Carmelita P. Pabiton

Defense Panel Member

Salud P. Evangelista
Barbara Wong Fernandez
Jose Alberto S. Reyes
Romeo Suarez


This study investigates the effects of a Group Executive Coaching Intervention (GECI) in reducing burnout and in deepening organizational commitment of Filipino top executives from the small and medium family enterprise sector. Purposive-random sampling was used involving 31 top business executives who were enrolled in the eleventh-month executive development program and who were experiencing significant business concerns at the time they were enrolled in the program. A pilot group of eight (8) executives underwent the intervention and ranked the seven CEO burnout risk factors. They added an additional component which was family-related problems. A second group of 12 executives ranked the eight CEO burnout risk factors via focused group discussion but did not undergo the intervention. The final experimental group composed of eleven executives finally ranked the eight CEO burnout risk factors and participated in the intervention. An analysis of the pretest to posttest and pretest to delayed posttest scores on the burnout questionnaires showed a significant decrease in the frequency and intensity levels of the emotional exhaustion at post-test and only significant changes on the frequency dimension at delayed posttest of the Maslach Burnout Inventory (MBI). However, no significant changes in the levels of depersonalization and personal accomplishment subscales of the MBI were observed at posttest and delayed posttest. Analysis of the pretest to posttest and delayed posttest scores on the commitment questionnaires showed that there were significant increases on the effective brand of organizational commitment. Findings revealed that the intervention was effective in reducing the frequency of emotional exhaustion, in increasing effective brand of organizational commitment and in unearthing the root cause of burnout which is the lack of a strategic thinking perspective among Filipino top executives.

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Archives, The Learning Commons, 12F Henry Sy Sr. Hall

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141 numb. leaves ; 28 cm.


Operant behavior; Burn out (Psychology); Executives -- Psychology; Commitment (Psychology)

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