IJSRP, Volume 9, Issue 3, March 2019 Edition [ISSN 2250-3153]
Adeyemo David Akinlolu, Agokei Roland Chukwudi
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.