Model predict a counseling student’s academic achievement and a counselor’s
satisfaction or perceived efficacy in the profession.
Restatement of the Problem
Counselor education programs are faced with the responsibility of developing
admission criteria for the selection of students. Although numerous methods have been
attempted, they have been criticized for their ineffectiveness. Counselor education
programs may benefit from an admission screening methodology that will help predict an
applicant’s successful participation and satisfaction in the counseling profession.
Restatement of Research Questions
The primary research question guiding this study was: Do self-reported measures
of personality predict useful post-graduation markers of success in Master’s level
counselor education students? More specifically, this study examined the question of
how well both the MMPI-2 and the NEO PI-R predict the following outcomes:
Ongoing participation in counseling related professions