Defense Date

1-4-2019

Graduation Date

Fall 12-20-2019

Availability

One-year Embargo

Submission Type

dissertation

Degree Name

PhD

Department

Counselor Education and Supervision (ExCES)

School

School of Education

Committee Chair

Jered B. Kolbert

Committee Member

Matthew Joseph

Committee Member

Louis Jocelyn Gregoire

Keywords

Mindfulness, Differentiation of Self, Working Alliance, Mediation, Quantitative, Dissertation

Abstract

This study involved a mediation analysis exploring the relationship of counselor’s perceptions of mindfulness and working alliance through differentiation of self. Sample data (N=80) was collected and analyzed using the PROCESS mediation model to quantitatively determine the indirect effect of counselor’s perceptions of mindfulness and their perceptions of working alliance through the variable of differentiation of self. This indirect effect was not statistically significant, b = .08, 95% CI [-.11, .25], therefore no mediating effect was demonstrated for differentiation. A follow-up moderation analysis was also conducted on these same three variables. Results revealed that at low levels of differentiation of self, a counselor’s mindfulness does not matter, but at scores ≥ 3.00 on the Differentiation of Self Inventory’s 6-point Likert scale, mindfulness and working alliance are significantly related, t(76) = 1.99, p = .05, b = .29.

Language

English

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