disciplines, the grading protocol in the seminary counselor education program may
evaluate a student’s abilities differently.
Discussion of Hypothesis Two
The primary assumption in this hypothesis was that the personality of counselor
education students, as measured by the MMPI-2 and the NEO PI-R, would be
significantly correlated with satisfaction in the profession. After Bonferroni adjustments
were taken into consideration, this hypothesis was partially supported.
The first step in testing this hypothesis was a correlation analysis of these
personality assessment scores and the attainment of a counseling license. It was an
assumption of this study that a student completing the licensure track in the counseling
program would follow through with licensure, thereby indicating a degree of satisfaction
in the profession. A person may discover in the practicum and internship phase that he
or she will not be satisfied in the profession. Although motivated to complete the degree,
the graduate may pursue a related field that does not require licensure.
None of the scale or domain scores reached statistical significance in this study,
but a noteworthy trend was found for a positive correlation of scale 1 (Hs) and licensure.
Persons who score higher on scale 1 (Hs) may exhibit a more pessimistic, defeatist, and
cynical outlook on life (Graham, 2006). Although there may be a tendency for these
individuals to be self-centered, these individuals are not necessarily self-indulgent, and
their dealings with others are likely to be responsible and conscientious (Nichols, 2001).
It cannot be assumed that persons who have scores that are higher on scale 1 (Hs) will