Emotional intelligence levels and counselling skills of prospective psychological counsellors

Odaci H., Degerli F. I., Bolat N.

BRITISH JOURNAL OF GUIDANCE & COUNSELLING, vol.45, no.5, pp.622-631, 2017 (SSCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 45 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/03069885.2017.1379596
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.622-631
  • Keywords: Emotional intelligence, counselling skills, emotional reflection, content reflection, prospective psychological counsellors, TRAIT, PERSONALITY, SELF, PREDICTORS, DEPRESSION, COMPETENCE, STUDENTS, EMPATHY, MODEL
  • Karadeniz Technical University Affiliated: Yes


This research aimed to determine the correlation between emotional intelligence (EI) and counselling skills of Turkish prospective psychological counsellors and to investigate differences in both EI and counselling skills in terms of sex, previous experience of group studies, and class levels. Within a correlational pattern, the sample of the study comprised a total of 349 prospective psychological counsellors; 266 females (76.2%) and 83 (23.8%) males. The data were collected via a Personal Information Form, Bar-On Emotional Quotient Inventory ? and Microcounseling Skill Discrimination Scale?. The results indicated a significant negative correlation between EI and emotional reflection and general counselling skills; no significant correlation between EI and content reflection.