Date of Award
Ph.D. in Counselor Education
Leadership and Counselor Education
Marilyn S. Snow
The primary purpose of this quantitative study was to determine the relationship between adult attachment styles, climate and comfort in training, social empathy and advocacy competency in counselor trainees. Advocacy competency has become a critical aspect of counseling, yet few studies exist that determine the predictive influence of concepts such as adult attachment, climate and comfort of training, and social empathy. The following study surveyed graduate students in counseling to determine the influence of adult attachment, climate and comfort of training, and social empathy on advocacy competency beyond the stage in counselor program. A Pearson r and hierarchical regression model were used to analyze the data. Results revealed significant relationships between adult attachment, climate and comfort in training, social empathy, and advocacy competency.
Rogers, Tyler, "The Relationships Between Advocacy Competency, Adult Attachment Styles, Climate And Comfort In Training, And Social Empathy." (2013). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 468.