Abstract

The purpose of this study was to investigate the directional relationship between counselor self-efficacy (as measured by Counselor Activity Self-Efficacy [CASES, Lee et al., 2007]) and multicultural counseling competency (as measured by the Korean Multicultural Counseling Competency Scale [KMCCS; Lim et al., 2018]) among Korean counselors. The researcher further investigated mediating effects of attitude toward minority (as measured by the Social Distance Scale [SDS; Bogardus, 1933]) in the relationships between the constructs of interest. The results from analyses of standard multiple regression identified that counselor's self-efficacy contributed to their multicultural counseling competency. Furthermore, the results from analyses of hierarchical regression demonstrated that attitudes toward minority groups mediates the relationship between counselor self-efficacy and multicultural counseling competency. Discussion of the results, limitations of the study, recommendations for future researchers, and implications of the findings for counseling professionals and counselor educators are provided.

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Graduation Date

2020

Semester

Summer

Advisor

Shillingford-Butler, Ann

Degree

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

College

College of Community Innovation and Education

Department

School of Teacher Education

Degree Program

Education; Counselor Education

Format

application/pdf

Identifier

CFE0008215; DP0023569

URL

https://purls.library.ucf.edu/go/DP0023569

Language

English

Release Date

August 2025

Length of Campus-only Access

5 years

Access Status

Doctoral Dissertation (Campus-only Access)

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