ERIC Number: EJ1054150
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Mar
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 31
An Investigation of Multicultural Counseling Competence and Multicultural Counseling Self-Efficacy for Counselors-in-Training
Barden, Sejal M.; Greene, Jennifer H.
International Journal for the Advancement of Counselling, v37 n1 p41-53 Mar 2015
Counseling necessitates clinicians to be culturally competent and self-efficacious in order to ethically and effectively work with diverse client populations. This study investigated the relationship between counselor education students' (N?=?118) levels of self-reported multicultural counseling competence (MCC), multicultural counseling self-efficacy (MCSE), and demographic data (gender, ethnicity, level of education). Contrary to prior research, results indicated that student gender and ethnicity did not affect MCSE or self-reported MCC. However, students who had been in graduate education longer had higher self-reported MCC and higher levels of multicultural knowledge. Discussion and implications of findings are provided.
Descriptors: Counselor Training, Gender Differences, Ethnicity, Educational Attainment, Cultural Awareness, Self Efficacy, Cultural Pluralism, Graduate Study, Correlation, Ethics, Counseling Effectiveness, Counselor Client Relationship, Student Attitudes
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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