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Professional Development and Personal Adjustment Predictors of Students’ Counseling Self-Efficacy
Sherri Ruggiero, Alani Rabaino, Danielle Richards, and William E. Martin, Jr.
The extent that healthy personal adjustment and professional development variables predict counseling self-efficacy was examined. Survey responses were analyzed from 198 students in CACREP programs from 24 universities. An R = .698 was found from six predictors used in the analysis. The three significant variables predicting counseling self-efficacy were counseling experience, completed credit hours, and personal growth initiative. These findings support the incorporation of healthy personal adjustment learning activities into counselor education programs.
Keywords: counseling self-efficacy, self-compassion, personal growth