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ERIC Number: ED003259
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1963
Pages: 198
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TWENTY-FIVE YEAR FOLLOW-UP OF EDUCATIONAL-VOCATIONAL COUNSELING.
CAMPBELL, DAVID P.
A DETERMINATION OF THE LONG-TERM (25 YEARS) EFFECTS OF EDUCATIONAL-VOCATIONAL COUNSELING WAS THE PURPOSE OF THE STUDY. DATA FROM AN EARLIER STUDY (WILLIAMSON AND BORDIN) CONDUCTED AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA IN 1933 TO 1936 WERE USED. THESE AUTHORS COMPARED THE ACADEMIC ADJUSTMENTS OF STUDENTS WHO HAD SOUGHT AND RECEIVED COUNSELING WITH STUDENTS WHO HAD NOT. TWO GROUPS WERE SELECTED, IN APPROXIMATELY 380 PAIRS. APPROXIMATELY 730 STUDENTS COMPLETED A SELF-ADMINISTERED QUESTIONNAIRE WHICH WAS FOLLOWED BY A STRUCTURED INTERVIEW. THE ANALYSIS CONSISTED OF STRAIGHT FORWARD COMPARISONS BETWEEN COUNSELED AND NONCOUNSELED GROUPS. A RATING SCALE (CONTRIBUTION TO SOCIETY) WAS DEVELOPED AND APPLIED. JUDGES RATED EACH OF THE STUDENTS ON A FIVE-POINT SCALE WORKING FROM ALL DATA AVAILABLE ON EACH PERSON. RESULTS INDICATED THAT COUNSELED STUDENTS RANKED SLIGHTLY HIGHER ON MEASURES OF SCHOLASTIC APTITUDE AND ACHIEVEMENT. THEY EXPRESSED SLIGHTLY MORE DISCOMFORT WITH LIFE AS MEASURED ON THE MMPI-TYPE ITEMS. OTHER CONCLUSIONS INDICATED THAT COUNSELING WAS DIRECTLY ASSOCIATED WITH SUCCESS IN THE UNIVERSITY. ALSO, THE COUNSELED STUDENTS EARNED BETTER GRADES, MORE AND HIGHER ACADEMIC HONORS, PARTICIPATED MORE OFTEN IN CAMPUS ACTIVITIES, AND WERE ELECTED MORE OFTEN TO OFFICES IN THOSE ACTIVITIES. TWENTY-FIVE YEARS LATER, THE COUNSELED STUDENTS STILL WERE MORE SUCCESSFUL. COUNSELED MEN REPORTED SLIGHTLY HIGHER INCOMES AND APPARENTLY HAD CONTRIBUTED MORE TO SOCIETY THAN THE NONCOUNSELED MEN. DIFFERENCES 25 YEARS LATER, HOWEVER, WERE ALL VERY SLIGHT. FORMER STUDENTS RECOLLECTIONS ABOUT THEIR COUNSELING 25 YEARS EARLIER WERE FAVORABLE. (HB)
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Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis.
Identifiers: MINNESOTA; Minnesota (Minneapolis); Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory; STRONG VOCATIONAL INTEREST BLANK