ERIC Number: EJ741929
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Sep
Reference Count: 42
Academic Admission Requirements as Predictors of Counseling Knowledge, Personal Development, and Counseling Skills
Smaby, Marlowe H.; Maddux, Cleborne D.; Richmond, Aaron S.; Lepkowski, William J.; Packman, Jill
Counselor Education and Supervision, v45 n1 p43-57 Sep 2005
The authors investigated whether undergraduates' scores on the Verbal and Quantitative tests of the Graduate Record Examinations and their undergraduate grade point average can be used to predict knowledge, personal development, and skills of graduates of counseling programs. Multiple regression analysis produced significant models predicting total Skilled Counselor Scale (S. Urbani et al., 2002) scores and total Counselor Preparation Comprehensive Examination (Center for Credentialing and Education, 2005) scores. No significant prediction model was found for the Counselor Skills and Personal Development Rating Form (M. P. Wilbur, 1991) Personal Factors scores. It is concluded that educators should recognize the limitations of these admission criteria and assign a weight to them on the basis of what they can and cannot predict.
Descriptors: Predictor Variables, Individual Development, Undergraduate Students, Scores, Grade Point Average, Multiple Regression Analysis, College Admission, Admission Criteria, Counselor Training, Counselor Qualifications, College Entrance Examinations, Knowledge Level
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Graduate Record Examinations