Mississippi State University
Morse, David T.
Date of Degree
Dissertation - Open Access
Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Doctor of Philosophy
College of Education
Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology and Foundations
The purpose of the study is to investigate a variety of character traits, stressors or traumatic event variables in order to develop a possible predictor model for individuals that seek out to become a student in a counseling program and how those variables relate to their level of empathy. The purpose of using a multiple linear regression analysis is to help determine if a linear relationship exist between the dependent variable and a set of independent variables. The multiple linear regression analyzes the data to determine if the residuals are homoscedastic and approximately rectangular-shaped. A multiple linear regression allows the researcher to assess for the absence of multicollinearity in the model, meaning that the independent variables are not highly correlated. The multiple linear regression analysis determines the single fit for the variables through a scatter plot. More specifically the multiple linear regression fits a line through a multi-dimensional space of data points in order to determine their correlation to each other (O’Brien, 2018).
Tipton, Susan Hope, "Building a Predictor Model of Variables for Students Currently in a Counseling Program and the Impact Those Variables Have on Their Levels of Empathy" (2020). Theses and Dissertations. 939.