Mindfulness and Counseling Self-Efficacy: The Mediating Role of Attention and Empathy

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Craig S. Cashwell, Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/

Abstract: This study examined the predictive relationship between mindfulness and counseling, self-efficacy and the potential mediating effects of attention and empathy. Master's-level counseling interns and doctoral counseling students (N = 179) were surveyed to determine levels of mindfulness. attention. empathy. and counseling self-efficacy. Pearson product-moment correlation coefficients revealed significant pairwise relationships between the 4 variables of interest. A multiple-mediator path analysis supported the hypotheses that mindfulness is a significant predictor of counseling self-efficacy and that attention is a mediator of that relationship, Results suggest that mindfulness may be an important variable in the development of key counselor preparation outcomes.

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Counselor Education and Supervision, 49, 2-19
Language: English
Date: 2009
Mindfulness, Counseling, Self-efficacy, Mediating effects, Attention, Empathy

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