ERIC Number: EJ741955
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Mar
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Constructive Development and Counselor Competence
Eriksen, Karen P.; McAuliffe, Garrett J.
Counselor Education and Supervision, v45 n3 p180-192 Mar 2006
Developmental predictors of students' ability to learn counseling skills would help counselor educators select candidates and assist admitted students in their learning. The present research examined the relationship between adult development, as measured by the Learning Environment Preferences test (W. S. Moore, 1989) and the Defining Issues Test (J. Rest, D. Narvaez, M. J. Bebeau, & S. J. Thoma, 1999), and counseling skills performance, as rated by faculty experts using the Counseling Skills Scale (K. P. Eriksen & G. J. McAuliffe, 2003). Data indicate that adult moral development contributed to 18% of the variance in students' counseling skills performance.
Descriptors: Counselor Educators, Counseling, Adult Development, Measures (Individuals), Moral Development, Skill Development, Counseling Effectiveness, Counselor Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Defining Issues Test