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ERIC Number: ED012085
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Mar
Pages: 18
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Reference Count: 0
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INTERRELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN COUNSELOR AND TEACHER PERCEPTIONS OF THEIR PARTICIPATION IN GROUP COUNSELING.
SHAW, MERVILLE C.
THIS RESEARCH EXAMINES THE DEGREE OF CONGRUENCE WHICH EXISTS BETWEEN COUNSELOR AND TEACHER PERCEPTIONS OF GROUP COUNSELING. THIRTY COUNSELING GROUPS COMPOSED OF TEACHERS, SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGISTS, SCHOOL COUNSELORS, SPEECH THERAPISTS, AND NURSES WERE FORMED, UTILIZING ALL INDIVIDUALS OTHER THAN TEACHERS AS GROUP LEADERS. TWO SERIES OF GROUP COUNSELING SESSIONS WERE CONDUCTED (FALL AND SPRING) IN WHICH THE MAIN THEME WAS A DISCUSSION OF ISSUES AND PROBLEMS OF TEACHERS IN THEIR DAILY WORK. REACTIONS WERE OBTAINED FROM ONLY THE TEACHERS AND COUNSELORS BY A QUESTIONNAIRE FOLLOWING EACH SERIES OF GROUP COUNSELING SESSIONS. CORRELATIONS OF THE DATA COLLECTED REVEALED THAT COUNSELOR PERCEPTIONS OF RAPPORT PARALLELED THE MEMBERS' REACTIONS TO THE HELPFULNESS OF THE SESSIONS. OTHER FINDINGS WERE THAT (1) COUNSELORS PERCEIVED POSITIVE OUTCOMES ONLY WHEN THERE WAS LITTLE DIFFERENCE OF OPINION AMONG GROUP MEMBERS ABOUT RECOMMENDING GROUP PARTICIPATION TO THEIR PEERS, (2) TEACHERS FELT THE GROUP DISCUSSIONS HAD BEEN HELPFUL WHEN THE COUNSELOR FELT NO INSISTENCE USING A LECTURE APPROACH, AND (3) THERE IS A RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN COUNSELOR PERCEPTIONS OF THE IMPACT OF GROUP COUNSELING ON CHILDREN AND TEACHER FEELINGS THAT THE GROUPS HAVE BEEN HELPFUL. A HIGH DEGREE OF CONGRUENCE EXISTS BETWEEN COUNSELORS AND TEACHERS RELATIVE TO THEIR EXPERIENCES IN THE GROUPS. THIS PAPER WAS PRESENTED AT THE AMERICAN PERSONNEL AND GUIDANCE ASSOCIATION CONVENTION (DALLAS, MARCH 21, 1967). (RL)
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Identifiers: Texas (Dallas)