ERIC Number: EJ892997
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jun
Abstractor: As Provided
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Social-Cognitive Development, Ethical and Legal Knowledge, and Ethical Decision Making of Counselor Education Students
Lambie, Glenn W.; Hagedorn, W. Bryce; Ieva, Kara P.
Counselor Education and Supervision, v49 n4 p228-246 Jun 2010
Counselors are required to have high levels of social-cognitive development, significant knowledge regarding ethical and legal practice, and sound ethical decision-making processes to provide effective and ethical services to their clients. This study investigated the effect of two counseling ethics courses on 64 master's-level counselor education students' levels of social-cognitive development, ethical and legal knowledge, and ethical decision making. Students' ethical and legal knowledge scores increased significantly, and precourse social-cognitive maturity predicted postcourse ethical and legal knowledge scores. Implications for counselor education and development are discussed.
Descriptors: Counselor Training, Decision Making, Ethics, Cognitive Development, Social Development, Compliance (Legal), Graduate Students, Courses, Scores, Predictor Variables, Counseling, Counselor Client Relationship, Counseling Effectiveness, Counselor Characteristics, Counselors, Outcomes of Education, Instructional Effectiveness, Counselor Qualifications
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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