—Supervisory working alliance is an essential element in the supervision process. The experiences of supervisees during dyad or supervision process with their supervisors contribute to the levels of relationships (positive or negative) between supervisors and supervisees in their working alliance. The purposes of the research are to determine the relationships between supervisees’ working alliance and supervision outcomes and to investigate the influence of supervisees’ working alliance on the supervision outcomes. This quantitative study consists of two types of respondents: 1) supervisee (counselor trainee) and 2) supervisor (academic lecturer). A total of 120 supervisees and 18 supervisors participated in the research. This study found that there was a significant relationship between supervisees’ working alliance and supervision outcomes (supervisees’ satisfaction and performance) [F
(1, 116) = 49.5, (β
= 1.04, p
< 0.05), r
=. 55 (adjusted R2
=. 293)]. As a conclusion, the supervisees’ working alliance has a unique contribution on the supervision outcomes (supervisees’ satisfaction and performance) among supervisees (counselor trainees) in Malaysia.
—Performance, satisfaction, supervisees’ working alliance, supervision outcomes.
Nor Mazlina Ghazali is with the University of Putra Malaysia, 43400 Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia (e-mail: gnmazlina@ gmail.com).
Wan Marzuki Wan Jaafar and Sidek Mohd Noah are with the Department of Counseling Education and Counseling Psychology, University of Putra Malaysia, 43400 Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com).
Rohani Ahmad Tarmizi is with the Department of Educational Sciences and Technical, University of Putra Malaysia, 43400 Serdang, Selangor, and attached under Institute of Mathematical Research, University of Putra Malaysia, Malaysia (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Cite: Nor Mazlina Ghazali, Wan Marzuki Wan Jaafar, Rohani Ahmad Tarmizi, and Sidek Mohd Noah, " Influence of Supervisees' Working Alliance on Supervision Outcomes: A Study in Malaysia Context," International Journal of Social Science and Humanity vol. 6, no. 1, pp. 9-13, 2016.