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ERIC Number: EJ978073
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Sep
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0011-0035
An Exploratory Investigation of the Counseling Competencies Scale: A Measure of Counseling Skills, Dispositions, and Behaviors
Swank, Jacqueline M.; Lambie, Glenn W.; Witta, E. Lea
Counselor Education and Supervision, v51 n3 p189-206 Sep 2012
The authors examined the psychometric properties of the Counseling Competencies Scale (CCS; University of Central Florida Counselor Education Faculty, 2009), an instrument designed to assess trainee competencies as measured in their counseling skills, dispositions, and behaviors. There was strong internal consistency for the 4-factor model for midterm data (0.927) and the 5-factor model for final data (0.933). Interrater reliability for the total CCS score was 0.570, and criterion-related validity (correlation between the total score on the final CCS and semester grade) yielded a moderate correlation (r = 0.407, p less than 0.01). Thus, the results provide initial support for using the CCS to assess counseling students' professional competencies. (Contains 1 figure and 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Florida