Date of Award


Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy



First Advisor

Robertson, Stacia


This study replicates the Fernando and Hulse-Killacky (2005) study of supervisory styles and self-efficacy perceived by the supervisee. The Fernando and Hulse-Killacky study assessed general counseling students from Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educa¬tional Programs (CACREP) using the Supervisory Styles Inventory (SSI; Friedlander & Ward, 1984) with a measure of self-efficacy, the Counseling Self-Estimate Inventory (COSE; Larson, Suzuki, Gillespie, Potenza, Bechtel, & Toulouse, 1992). The present study used the SSI with a population of rehabilitation practicum counseling students from Council on Rehabilitation Education (CORE) accredited master level rehabilitation counseling training (RCT) programs to assess the relationship between supervisory styles, counseling skill, and personal developmental level perceived by supervisees during supervision using the Counselor Skill and Personal Development Rating Form (CSPD-RF; Wilbur, 1991). To obtain deeper understanding of the supervisory relationship demographic information including prior counseling experience and the sex of the supervisees were collected. The results from research question (RQ) one of the current study found that the task-oriented style subscale (β = .477, p > .000) was the only subscale determined to be statistically significant at an alpha level of .025. The interpersonally sensitive style (β = .173, p < .323) and the attractive style (β = -.170, p < .221) were not statistically significant. RQ2 results indicated that the task-oriented style (β = .390, p < .000) was the only subscale statistically significant at the .025 alpha level. The interpersonally sensitive style (β = .376, p > .035) and the attractive style (β = -.191, p < .173) were insignificant.




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