Date

10-2008

Department

Counseling Department

Degree

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Chair

Gary Sibcy

Primary Subject Area

Psychology, Personality

Disciplines

Counseling Psychology

Abstract

his study examined the question of how well personality traits as assessed by the MMPI-2 (clinical and L, F, K validity scales) and the NEO PI-R (domain scales) predict useful post-graduation markers of success in Master's level counselor education students. The subjects were 74 graduates of a seminary counselor education program in the Midwest. Participants completed the MMPI-2 (first 370 questions) and the NEO PI-R prior to admission and a post-graduation self-report questionnaire. Significant correlation between several personality traits and post-graduation markers of success emerged, but after Bonferroni adjustment, did not retain statistical significance and are therefore noted as trends (p=.05-.003). A correlation between scale 0 of the MMPI-2 and the work gratification item of the questionnaire retained statistical significance (p=.001).