Date of Award
Thesis and Dissertation
Master of Science (MS)
Department of Psychology: Clinical-Counseling Psychology
Jeffrey H. Jahn
Social Cognitive Career Theory (SCCT) was used to examine clinician career interest for working in substance abuse treatment. The study examined the impact that self-efficacy and outcome expectancies have while exploring stigma as a moderating variable. Participants (N = 153) with experience providing mental health treatment completed the study. A series of self-report surveys were administered electronically. A series of Likert scales were used to assess career interests, self-efficacy, outcome expectancies, and stigma. A service-load measure and demographics survey were also completed. Correlation analyses and regression analyses revealed that self-efficacy significantly predicted career interest in substance abuse counseling. These analyses revealed that outcome expectancies significantly predicted career interest. Stigma was not statistically significant in any of the analyses. The results were consistent with SCCT's postulates.
Covert, Genevieve Anne, "Clinician Interest in Working in Substance Abuse Treatment: The Role of Self-Efficacy, Outcome Expectancies, and Stigma" (2014). Theses and Dissertations. 188.