Research Self-efficacy and Research Mentoring Experiences as Predictors of Occupational Commitment in Counselor Education Doctoral Students

Research Self-efficacy and Research Mentoring Experiences as Predictors of Occupational Commitment in Counselor Education Doctoral Students

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The demands of research and pressure to publish have been identified as reasons doctoral graduates in counselor education infrequently choose faculty careers (Maples, Altekruse, a Testa, 1993; Swickert, 1997). Despite this finding, the counselor education literature provides very little information on doctoral students' research self-efficacy or perceived ability to complete research-related tasks (Bieschke, Bishop, a Herbert, 1995). In addition, research mentoring can enhance research self-efficacy (Hollingsworth a Fassinger, 2002), yet it too remains understudied. Research mentoring involves someone more experienced promoting research skill, awareness, and productivity to someone less experienced (Dohm a Cummings, 2002). Few studies have explored research self-efficacy, research mentoring, and occupational commitment (motivation to work as a counselor educator) in counselor education doctoral students. This study investigated the relationship between research self-efficacy and research mentoring experiences and the degree to which these two variables predict occupational commitment.I owe a significant amount of gratitude to my mother for teaching me and Linda about the importance of an education. I want to thank my twin sister for her superb coaching in preparation for the dissertation defense. I also would like to thankanbsp;...


Title:Research Self-efficacy and Research Mentoring Experiences as Predictors of Occupational Commitment in Counselor Education Doctoral Students
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Publisher:ProQuest - 2008
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