ERIC Number: EJ699208
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Sep-1
Reference Count: 16
Salience of Emotional Intelligence as a Core Characteristic of Being a Counselor
Martin, William E. Jr.; Easton, Crystal; Wilson, Sheilah; Takemoto, Michelle; Sullivan, Shannon
Counselor Education and Supervision, v44 n1 p17-30 Sep 2004
The authors investigated the association between emotional intelligence and counseling self-efficacy. Participants were 140 counseling students and practicing counselors who completed the Emotional Judgment Inventory and the Counseling Self-Estimate Inventory. Emotional intelligence differentiated Counselors from noncounselors (Mdn d = .6650) but provided mixed results in differentiating counseling students and counselors. Moreover, the emotional intelligence factors Identifying Own Emotions, Expressing Emotions Adaptively, and Using Emotions in Problem Solving successfully predicted counseling self-efficacy of both counseling students and practicing counselors (R = .537). Emotional intelligence may be another marker for individuals exploring professional counseling as a career and for improving students' counseling self-efficacy.
Descriptors: Emotional Intelligence, Self Efficacy, Counselors, Counselor Training, Self Concept, Individual Characteristics, Counseling Psychology, Graduate Students
American Counseling Association, 5999 Stevenson Ave., Alexandria, VA 22304. Web site: http://www.counseling.org.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Sixteen Personality Factor Questionnaire