Journal of Educational Sciences > Volume 26, No. 1, 2014
Problem-Solving Skills at Psychological Counselors and Relationship to Counseling Performance their / Dekheel Mohammad Al-Bahadel
This current study aims at examining the relationship between problems-solving skill by psychological counselor and his counseling performance. The sample of the study consisted of 225 male and female counselors from different regions Saudi Arabia. The participant counselors completed a problem-solving scale and counselors' tasks measures in schools.The results showed a correlation between problem-solving skill in its different dimensions and counseling performance in all of its aspects. The results also showed that solving problem skill with its dimensions contribute to the prediction of counseling performance in its different dimensions. Also, the findings of the study did show statistical differences between male and female counselors with regard to problem-solving skill except decision-making skill and counselors' roles associated with social, behavioral, and data collection dimensions. These differences were in favor of the female counselors. Additionally, the result showed no differences attributed to the impact of age, except to aspects associated with the healthy dimension which was in favor of the age group of 40 to 50 years. Also no differences were recorded due to the impact of educational level but there were statistical differences related to educational stage in different dimensions represented in problem definition and data collection aspects.
Key Word: Problem-Solving Skills, psychological counselor, Counseling Performance.