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ERIC Number: EJ892997
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jun
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0011-0035
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.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: Counselors
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A