Journal of Counselor Preparation and Supervision

Document Type



comprehensive examination, counselor education, assessment, doctoral degree, faculty perceptions

Subject Area

Counselor Education


This research focused on faculty members’ perceptions of the comprehensive examination in counselor education doctoral programs. A between-within repeated measure analysis of variance was computed to evaluate significant differences in perceptions of faculty toward five stated purposes of the comprehensive examination related to their current format of the comprehensive examination. Findings showed significant differences in perceptions within the five stated purposes of the comprehensive examination. There was no significant mean difference between faculty’s perceptions of the stated purposes and the current format of the comprehensive examination; however, a significant interaction was found between the format and purposes of the exam. Implications for the profession as well as future research are presented.





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