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Abstract

The purpose of this study was to examine emotional intelligence, self-efficacy and creativity as predictors of counselling competence among pre-service counsellors in Universities in Oyo State, Nigeria.  Three hypotheses were formulated and tested at 0.05 level of significance One hundred and ninety participants constituted the study's sample using a correlational design. Both the independent and dependent variables were measured with validated instruments with 0.86 and the data obtained was analyzed using percentages while Pearson Product Moment Correlation statistical method was used to test the research hypotheses. The result showed that there was a significant relationship between emotional intelligence and counselling competence among pre-service counsellors (r= .753; p<0.05); there was a significant relationship between self-efficacy and counselling competence among pre-service counsellors (r= .694; p<0.05) and there was a significant relationship between creativity and counselling competence among pre-service counsellors (r= .633; p<0.05). In view of these findings, it was recommended that counselling psychologists should intensify their effort to organize a workshop on the implications of these factors (that is emotional intelligence, self-efficacy and creativity among others) and their effects on counselling competence among pre-service counsellors in Universities.

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Emotional intelligence Self-efficacy Creativity Counselling competence and Pre-service counsellors

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Adediran, I. A. (2023). Emotional Intelligence, Self-Efficacy And Creativity As Predictors Of Counselling Competence Among Pre-Service Counsellors In Universities In Oyo State, Nigeria. Benin Journal of Educational Studies, 28(1), 54–61. Retrieved from http://beninjes.com/index.php/bjes/article/view/97