Purpose: University administrators in the role of instructors support employees to develop the performance of the organization. The aim of this research was to create and validate organizational coaching assessment tool for university administrators in the country.
Methodology: The method of the present research was descriptive-survey and the statistical population included middle managers of Islamic Azad universities in Iran in the academic year 2019-2020. The sampling method was random stepwise. The researcher by analyzing authoritative scientific sources focusing on organizational and managerial coaching with the opinion of experts, prepared the items of organizational coaching assessment tool and then a questionnaire was determined by 100 middle managers of Islamic Azad universities based on their number in the chart of 5 universities was performed. Confirmatory factor analysis technique and Structural equation modeling approach used with SPSS software version 23 and Smart PLS 3 software were used to analyze the data.
Findings: A researcher-made questionnaire with 50 items was designed and create to assess the coaching of university administrators. Convergent validity was higher than 0.5 for all items of the questionnaire and therefore acceptable. The Cronbach's alpha coefficient values for all items were greater than 0.7, which showed the high measurement accuracy of the coaching tools of university administrators, and finally all items of the questionnaire were approved.
Conclusion: Based on the findings, university managers can use the questionnaire designed as a suitable tool for measuring coaching to develop staff performance and improve himself management and leadership skills in the organization.