Counselor competency, self-efficacy, and inmates' readiness to change in drug abuse treatment and rehabilitation centers in Malaysia / Abd Halim Mohd Hussin

Mohd Hussin, Abd Halim (2010) Counselor competency, self-efficacy, and inmates' readiness to change in drug abuse treatment and rehabilitation centers in Malaysia / Abd Halim Mohd Hussin. PhD thesis, Universiti Teknologi MARA.

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Abstract

This study examined the relationship between counselor competency and selfefficacy, and the relationship between those two variables with inmates' stage of readiness to change in drug abuse rehabilitation centers in Malaysia. Two groups of respondents were involved in this study, namely, the practicing counselors who are anti-drugs officers in government-funded rehabilitation centers in Malaysia, and the inmates undergoing treatment at the re-entry stage. The respondents comprised the whole population of 263 counselors and 703 inmates. Two sets of self-administered questionnaires, namely, the Self-Rating Addiction Counseling Competency Scale (SRACCS) and Counselor Self-Efficacy Scale (CSES), were distributed to the counselors, while the Stage of Change Scale (SoCS) was distributed to the inmates. 12 different domains of rating scales were used in the SRACCS while 3 subscales were used in the CSES, with both having reliability estimates (Cronbach's Coefficient Alpha) of above .90. The instrument used to measure the readiness to change (SoCS) had a Cronbach alpha of .75. The findings of this study indicate that the competency levels of counselors in 12 domains were at moderate level, with a general mean of 2.49, whilst self-efficacy was at a moderately high level of 4.12 on a six-point scale. Inmates' readiness to change was also identified to be at a moderate level. There was a moderately strong positive correlation between counselor competency and self-efficacy, and between those two variables and the inmates' level of readiness to change.

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Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
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Mohd Hussin, Abd Halim
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Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology > Applied psychology > Special topics (not otherwise provided for), A-Z > Counselors
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology > Applied psychology > Special topics (not otherwise provided for), A-Z > Self-efficacy
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > Learning. Learning strategies > Motivation in education. Interest. Attention
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > Educational psychology > Group behavior
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam > Faculty of Education
Item ID: 5433
Uncontrolled Keywords: Counselor competency, self-efficacy, drug abuse rehabilitation centers, competency levels, responsibility
URI: https://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/5433

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