The Relationship Between Vicarious Trauma and Self-Efficacy Among Mental Health Professionals
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D)
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The relationship between vicarious trauma and self-efficacy was examined using a quantitative descriptive design with mental health professionals (n = 82). A Pearson's product-moment correlation revealed a statistically significant negative correlation between the two variables, r = -.45, p < .001 (r2 = .2), with high levels of vicarious trauma associated with low levels of self-efficacy. Descriptive statistics revealed that almost two-thirds of the respondents (62%) believed their graduate studies did not prepare them to counsel traumatized clients. Implications of findings are discussed and recommendations provided.
Counseling | Social and Behavioral Sciences
Sartor, Teri Ann, "The Relationship Between Vicarious Trauma and Self-Efficacy Among Mental Health Professionals" (2012). Electronic Theses & Dissertations. 63.