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ERIC Number: ED014291
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1964
Pages: 1
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COUNSELING TECHNIQUES WITH POTENTIAL DROP-OUT STUDENTS IN JUNIOR COLLEGE.
KUNHART, WILLIAM E.; ROLEDER, GEORGE
AN ATTITUDE QUESTIONNAIRE PREVIOUSLY FOUND TO BE SUCCESSFUL IN IDENTIFYING POTENTIAL DROPOUTS WAS COMPLETED BY 450 PSYCHOLOGY STUDENTS AT MOUNT SAN ANTONIO COLLEGE. THOSE IDENTIFIED AS POTENTIAL DROPOUTS (N-186) WERE RANDOMLY ASSIGNED TO GROUPS OF 62 SUBJECTS. IN THREE 1-HOUR GROUP COUNSELING SESSIONS, ONE GROUP WAS SUBMITTED TO A DIRECTIVE COUNSELING APPROACH DESIGNED TO INCREASE AWARENESS OF THE DROPOUT TENDENCY AND WAYS TO HELP THE SITUATION. A NONDIRECTIVE APPROACH USED WITH THE SECOND GROUP INVOLVED STUDENTS IN PROBLEMS OF COLLEGE LIFE BY USING INDIRECT SURVEY SHEETS AND SUPPORTIVE-INSIGHT DISCUSSIONS, WITHOUT IDENTIFICATION OF THE POSSIBLE DROPOUT TENDENCY. THE THIRD GROUP RECEIVED NO COUNSELING TREATMENT. AT THE END OF THE SEMESTER, NO SIGNIFICANT DIFFERENCES WERE FOUND IN THE NUMBERS OF DROPOUTS IN EACH GROUP. THESE FINDINGS RAISED QUESTIONS CONCERNING (1) A POSSIBLE THREATENING QUALITY OF THE COUNSELING PROCESS, ESPECIALLY IN THE DIRECT APPROACH, (2) INCREASE IN PRODUCTIVITY BY INCREASING THE NUMBER OF SESSIONS, (3) GROUP AND INDIVIDUAL COUNSELING DIFFERENCES, AND (4) TECHNIQUES TO USE IN THE COUNSELING PROCESS. THIS ARTICLE IS PUBLISHED IN THE "JOURNAL OF COUNSELING PSYCHOLOGY," VOLUME 11, NUMBER 2, SUMMER, 1964. (WO)
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Identifiers: CALIFORNIA; Mount San Antonio College CA; WALNUT