Journal of Counselor Preparation and Supervision

Document Type

Empirical Research Article


research self-efficacy, research mentoring, interest in research, counselor education and supervision.

Subject Area

Counselor Education, Higher Education Counseling


Doctoral programs in counselor education are believed to be developing effective researchers, yet there are few studies that examine the research constructs within counselor educator programs. The purpose of this study is to investigate a national sample of doctoral counselor education students’ research quality by measuring three constructs: 1) research self-efficacy, 2) interest in research and 3) research mentoring. A cross-sectional, correlational research design was used to test if doctoral students programs could predict these constructs. Also, the study investigated whether students’ research practices, (e.g., publishing refereed journal articles, et al.) correlated with their response levels.

Keywords: counselor education and development, interest in research interest, research self-efficacy, research mentoring





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