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Social Justice Counseling: Establishing Psychometric Properties for the Advocacy Competencies Self-Assessment Survey©




Bvunzawabaya, Batsirai

Type of Degree



Counseling Psychology


The current study conducted reliability and validity analyses on the Advocacy Competencies Self-Assessment (ACSA) Survey©. Self-report measures were used to collect data from mental health professionals who were not currently enrolled as students and who were currently providing counseling or psychotherapy services or had done so in the last year. Data from 109 participants was analyzed using Correlational Analyses and Confirmatory Factor Analyses. Results indicated that the ACSA Survey© has good reliability but has mixed results in terms of the measure’s construct validity. In addition, results did not support the six factors proposed by the authors; thus further research is needed to validate the measure.