ERIC Number: EJ860762
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Sep
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Mindfulness and Counseling Self-Efficacy: The Mediating Role of Attention and Empathy
Greason, Paige Bentley; Cashwell, Craig S.
Counselor Education and Supervision, v49 n1 p2-19 Sep 2009
This study examined the predictive relationship between mindfulness and counseling self-efficacy and the potential mediating effects of attention and empathy. Master's-level counseling interns and doctoral counseling students (N = 179) were surveyed to determine levels of mindfulness, attention, empathy, and counseling self-efficacy. Pearson product-moment correlation coefficients revealed significant pairwise relationships between the 4 variables of interest. A multiple-mediator path analysis supported the hypotheses that mindfulness is a significant predictor of counseling self-efficacy and that attention is a mediator of that relationship. Results suggest that mindfulness may be an important variable in the development of key counselor preparation outcomes.
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Counselor Training, Path Analysis, Correlation, Empathy, Prediction, Graduate Students, Role, Attention
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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