Development and Validation of the Counseling Self-Estimate Inventory

Lisa M. Larson, Lisa Suzuki, Keith N. Gillespie, Maria T. Potenza, Marilyn A. Bechtel, Alan L. Toulouse

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This article describes the development of the Counseling Self-Estimate Inventory through 5 studies. A factor analysis (N = 213) yielded 5 factors that reflect counselor trainees' confidences in using microskills, attending to process, dealing with difficult client behaviors, behaving in a culturally competent way, and being aware of one's values. Reliability estimates indicate that the items are internally consistent (α =.93) and stable over time. Initial validity estimates show that the instrument is (a) positively related to counselor performance, self-concept, problem-solving appraisal, performance expectations, and class satisfaction; (b) negatively related to state and trait anxiety; (c) minimally related to aptitude, achievement, personality type, and defensiveness; and (d) sensitive to change over the course of master's practicum and across different levels of counselors. Also, trait anxiety and counseling self-efficacy were significant predictors of counselor trainee performance. The development of a reliable and valid counseling self-efficacy instrument has training and research implications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)105-120
Number of pages16
JournalJournal of Counseling Psychology
Volume39
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1992

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Counseling
Equipment and Supplies
Self Efficacy
Anxiety
Aptitude
Self Concept
Statistical Factor Analysis
Personality
Counselors
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  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Social Psychology

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Larson, L. M., Suzuki, L., Gillespie, K. N., Potenza, M. T., Bechtel, M. A., & Toulouse, A. L. (1992). Development and Validation of the Counseling Self-Estimate Inventory. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 39(1), 105-120. https://doi.org/10.1037/0022-0167.39.1.105

Development and Validation of the Counseling Self-Estimate Inventory. / Larson, Lisa M.; Suzuki, Lisa; Gillespie, Keith N.; Potenza, Maria T.; Bechtel, Marilyn A.; Toulouse, Alan L.

In: Journal of Counseling Psychology, Vol. 39, No. 1, 01.1992, p. 105-120.

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Larson, LM, Suzuki, L, Gillespie, KN, Potenza, MT, Bechtel, MA & Toulouse, AL 1992, 'Development and Validation of the Counseling Self-Estimate Inventory', Journal of Counseling Psychology, vol. 39, no. 1, pp. 105-120. https://doi.org/10.1037/0022-0167.39.1.105
Larson, Lisa M. ; Suzuki, Lisa ; Gillespie, Keith N. ; Potenza, Maria T. ; Bechtel, Marilyn A. ; Toulouse, Alan L. / Development and Validation of the Counseling Self-Estimate Inventory. In: Journal of Counseling Psychology. 1992 ; Vol. 39, No. 1. pp. 105-120.
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