The authors present Phase II of a 9-month study of the relationship between emotional intelligence and counseling self-efficacy. One-hundred eighteen counselors-in-training and professional counselors completed the Counseling Self-Estimate Inventory (COSE) and Emotional Judgment Inventory (EJI). There was a significant correlation between 2 of the EJI scales (Identifying Own Emotions and Identifying Others’ Emotions) and 4 of the 5 COSE scales. Students’ perceived counseling self-efficacy showed a significant gain when compared with that of professional counselors over the 9-month period. Results support findings of Phase I (W. E. Martin, C. Easton, S. Wilson, M. Takemoto, & S. Sullivan, 2004), which indicated that emotional intelligence may be a unique construct inherent in persons who are preparing for careers as professional counselors.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||15|
|Journal||Counselor Education and Supervision|
|State||Published - Jun 2008|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Developmental and Educational Psychology
- Clinical Psychology