The Influence of Counseling Self-Efficacy towards Trainee Counselor Performance

By Wan Marzuki Wan Jaafar, Othman Mohamed, Ab. Rahim Bakar and Rohani Ahmad Tarmizi.

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The purpose of this study is to determine the influence of counseling self-efficacy towards counselor performance. One Hundred respondents from three universities in Malaysia were chosen through stratified sampling. Correlational research design was used in this study. The Counseling Self-Estimate Inventory was used to measure counseling self-efficacy; and the Counselor Performance Inventory was used to measure counselor performance. The data was analyzed by using the Pearson Product Moment Correlation Coefficient and Bivariate Linear Regression. A significant relationship was found between counseling self-efficacy and counselor performance, r = .312, p <. 05. The Bivariate Linear Regression analysis showed that the counseling self-efficacy was the significant predictor towards counselor performance, R² = .098, F(1,98) = 10.589, p < .05.
The Findings obtained from the study can guide counselor educators on the importance of counseling self-efficacy of trainee counselors. This is where serious attention should be given in the education and supervision of counselors to ensure the production of good counselors. Overall, the findings of the research give a useful implication in the counseling profession, especially in the field of counselor education and supervision.

Keywords: Counseling Self-Efficacy, Counselor Performance, Trainee Counselor, Counselor Education, Counselor Supervision

The International Journal of Learning, Volume 16, Issue 8, pp.247-260. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1.265MB).

Dr. Wan Marzuki Wan Jaafar

Lecturer, Faculty of Educational Studies, University Putra Malaysia, Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia

Dr. Wan Marzuki Bin Wan Jaafar is a Senior Lecturer from Department of Counselor Education and Counseling Psychology, Faculty of Educational Studies, University Putra Malaysia. His research interest are in counselor education and supervision; career counseling; development of psychological instrument; and computer application in education.

Prof. Dr. Othman Mohamed

Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia

Prof. Ab. Rahim Bakar

Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia

Dr. Rohani Ahmad Tarmizi

Faculty, Educational Studies, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia


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