An Empirical Study on the Core Competencies of College Counselors in China

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Long Shibang
Yang Shaogang
Chen Huiyi

Abstract

From the perspective of empirical research, this paper conducts a specific study on the core competencies of college counselors. 450 participants from 4universities participated the research. A questionnaire of college counselors’ core competencies from the aspects of the design of an open questionnaire was designed and implemented, a predictive questionnaire was tested and analyzed, and a formal questionnaire was implemented. The results of the formal questionnaire show that component one mainly concerns ideological awareness and values, component two mainly concerns professional ethics, moral accomplishment, quality, character, and attitude, while component three refers to various abilities at work, and component four involves professional and cultural knowledge. Through analysis and discussion, it is concluded that the key elements of college counselors’ core competencies include values, moral quality, vocational ability, and cultural knowledge, and a structural model of their core competencies is constructed.

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Shibang, L., Shaogang, Y., & Huiyi, C. (2020). An Empirical Study on the Core Competencies of College Counselors in China. ETHICS IN PROGRESS, 11(1), 157-174. https://doi.org/10.14746/eip.2020.1.9
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Author Biographies

Long Shibang, Guangdong University of Foreign Studies

Long Shibang - lecturer, research areas: moral education, college counselors. 

Yang Shaogang, Guangdong University of Foreign Studies

Yang Shaogang - Professor of Psychology, Doctoral supervisor. Research areas: psychology, social psychology, clinical psychology and moral education. has authored and co-authored over 130 scientific articles and over 40 books as publications on history of these areas.

Chen Huiyi, Guangdong Mechanical & Electrical Polytechnic

Chen Huiyi - lecturer, research areas on moral education, college counselors.   

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