This study examined the predictive relationship between counselling, self-efficacy and commitment and the potential mediating effects of emotional intelligence and gender identification. Masters-level counselling interns and doctoral counselling students (N = 126) were surveyed to determine levels of counselling self-efficacy, emotional intelligence, gender identification and counsellor commitment. Pearson product-moment correlation coefficients revealed significant pairwise relationships between the 4 variables of interest. A multiple-mediator path analysis supported the hypotheses that counselling self-efficacy is a significant predictor of counsellor commitment. and that emotional intelligence is a mediator of that relationship, Results suggest that counselling self-efficacy may be an important variable in the development of key counsellor preparation outcomes and professional commitment.
Adeyemo David Akinlolu, Agokei Roland Chukwudi (2019); Counselling Self-Efficacy and Professional Commitment: The Mediating Role of Emotional Intelligence and Gender Identification; International Journal of Scientific and Research Publications (IJSRP)
9(3) (ISSN: 2250-3153), DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.29322/IJSRP.9.03.2019.p8785