Emotional intelligence and implications for counseling self-efficacy: Phase II

Crystal Easton, William E. Martin, Sheilah Wilson

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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 languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)218-232
Number of pages15
JournalCounselor Education and Supervision
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jun 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology


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