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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Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
College of Community Innovation and Education
School of Teacher Education
Education; Counselor Education
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Doctoral Dissertation (Campus-only Access)
Park, Jeongeun, "The Relationship between Counselor Self-Efficacy and Multicultural Counseling Competency Among Korean Counselors" (2020). Electronic Theses and Dissertations, 2020-. 266.
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