This research was funded in part by a Chi Sigma Iota international professional advocacy research grant.
A Discriminant Analysis of Gender and Counselor Professional Identity Development
Article first published online: 25 JAN 2012
© 2012 by the American Counseling Association. All rights reserved.
Journal of Counseling & Development
Volume 90, Issue 1, pages 55–62, January 2012
How to Cite
Healey, A. C. and Hays, D. G. (2012), A Discriminant Analysis of Gender and Counselor Professional Identity Development. Journal of Counseling & Development, 90: 55–62. doi: 10.1111/j.1556-6676.2012.00008.x
- Issue published online: 25 JAN 2012
- Article first published online: 25 JAN 2012
- Received 11/08/11; Revised 03/26/11; Accepted 05/05/11
This quantitative study examined professional identity development and orientation for 489 counseling practitioners, educators, and trainees as predicted by participant-identified sex and engagement in professional activities. Differences between male and female participants regarding aspects of professional identity were evaluated. Discriminant analysis results indicate sex differences in professional identity development. Additional regression analysis revealed a significant predictive relationship between professional engagement and professional identity orientation and development.