The efficacy of GROW-model of CBC on Organisational burnout among School administrators: The moderating roles of Gender and leadership self-efficacy

Last registered on November 28, 2021

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Trial Information

General Information

Title
The efficacy of GROW-model of CBC on Organisational burnout among School administrators: The moderating roles of Gender and leadership self-efficacy
RCT ID
AEARCTR-0008614
Initial registration date
November 23, 2021
Last updated
November 28, 2021, 6:00 PM EST

Locations

Region

Primary Investigator

Affiliation
University of Nigeria

Other Primary Investigator(s)

Additional Trial Information

Status
Completed
Start date
2021-03-10
End date
2021-06-11
Secondary IDs
Prior work
This trial does not extend or rely on any prior RCTs.
Abstract
Abstract
Administrators’ organizational burnout threatens their leadership roles, and accounts for poor health and professional outcomes, resulting in undermined overall institutional achievements. Burnout in school administrators impacts largely on both the teachers and students, hampering smooth teaching and learning. Coaching may be an invaluable therapeutic approach to building resilience and removing symptoms. This randomized control trial sought to investigate the effectiveness of GROW-Model (GROW-M) of Cognitive Behavioural Coaching, in minimizing burnout symptoms in a sample of school administrators in South-East Nigeria. Participants included 77 principals and headteachers who volunteered to participate in the study and met the inclusion criteria. In a randomized control trial design, we randomly assigned participants to GROW-M (N=38) and waitlist control (N=39) groups using a simple random sampling technique. A 2-hour GROW-M program was delivered to the GROW-M intervention group weekly for 9 weeks. Maslach Burnout Inventory-Educators’ Survey (MBI-ES) and the School Leaders’ Self-Efficacy Scale (SLSES) were employed to source data at pre-intervention, post-intervention, and follow-up evaluations. Mean, standard deviations, t-test, statistics, repeated measures ANOVA, ANCOVA, Regression analyses, and charts were used to explore data for the study. Results revealed that school administrators’ burnout symptoms reduced significantly at post-test and was sustained through a 3-months follow-up assessment following GROW-M intervention.
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Registration Citation

Citation
Dike, Ibiwari. 2021. "The efficacy of GROW-model of CBC on Organisational burnout among School administrators: The moderating roles of Gender and leadership self-efficacy." AEA RCT Registry. November 28. https://doi.org/10.1257/rct.8614-1.0
Experimental Details

Interventions

Intervention(s)
A GROW-M Coaching manual developed by the researchers was used during the intervention. During the development, earlier studies were reviewed (Brown, & Grant, 2010; Restu, 2020; Grant, 2011). The GROW-M manual aimed at changing irrational beliefs that indirectly cause burnout symptoms among school administrators to rational ideas. The manual was designed to last for 8 weeks, one session a week that lasted for 120 minutes.
The researchers strictly followed the GROW-M (Goal, Reality, Options, and Wrap-up) (Grant, 2011) for the intervention sessions. The coach leads the participants to observe themselves through GROW-M by identifying and explaining their occupational stressors taking them through GROW-M and accompanying questions. The 9 week- intervention was administered in three phases: the initial phase, the intervention phase, and the parcel-up phase.
Intervention Start Date
2021-03-16
Intervention End Date
2021-06-11

Primary Outcomes

Primary Outcomes (end points)
Burnout symptoms reduced significantly at post-test and was sustained through a 3-months follow-up assessment following GROW-M intervention
Primary Outcomes (explanation)
Burnout symptoms reduced significantly at post-test and the reduction was sustained through a 3-months follow-up assessment following GROW-M intervention

Secondary Outcomes

Secondary Outcomes (end points)
Burnout symptoms reduced significantly at post-test and the reduction was sustained through a 3-months follow-up assessment following GROW-M intervention
Secondary Outcomes (explanation)
Burnout symptoms reduced significantly at post-test and the reduction was sustained through a 3-months follow-up assessment following GROW-M intervention

Experimental Design

Experimental Design
Randomized control trial design
Experimental Design Details
Randomized control trial design
Randomization Method
flip of coin
Randomization Unit
Group level randomization
Was the treatment clustered?
No

Experiment Characteristics

Sample size: planned number of clusters
43 schools
Sample size: planned number of observations
Group level randomization
Sample size (or number of clusters) by treatment arms
GROW-M (N=38) and waitlist control (N=39)
Minimum detectable effect size for main outcomes (accounting for sample design and clustering)
.33
IRB

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Intervention

Is the intervention completed?
No
Data Collection Complete
Data Publication

Data Publication

Is public data available?
No

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