Journal of Education & Social Policy

ISSN 2375-0782 (Print) 2375-0790 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/jesp

Self-Efficacy and School Counseling
Dr. Yair Maman

The author discusses culturally relevant efficacy measurement in a school counseling Master of Science degree program. Challenges in the process of measurement include the indication by candidates in the program of higher confidence levels than would be anticipated at the starting point in the program. Utilizing coaching techniques with candidates allowed the program chair and faculty to elucidate that this has been a result of candidates not fully understanding the purpose of the instrument. It had appeared the candidates did not realize that the instrument was intended for simply measuring their level of confidence for the purpose of development. Actions for improvement are suggested.

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