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ERIC Number: ED024359
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Pages: 11
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Perceptions of the Counseling Role in the Military Junior Colleges in Missouri.
Erb, Albert
This paper investigated whom the students at two military junior colleges in Missouri asked for counsel with questions on (1) a present academic situation, (2) their future education, (3) their future vocation, and (4) a personal problem. It was hypothesized that there would be no significant difference in their choice of advisor for the four problems. Eighty-three students in the psychology classes answered questionnaires on which, for the four problems, they made first-to-third choices among eight possible counselors--advisor, chaplain, counselor, commandant, dean, friend, teacher, and other. If the choice were "other," they were asked to explain their reason. A Chi-square test showed a significant difference in the selections, except in the third choices allowed concerning future education and vocation. The hypotheses were therefore rejected. The main findings were that the cadets would (1) seek out the teacher to solve a present academic problem, (2) look to the counselor to answer future educational and vocational questions, and (3) discuss personal problems with a friend. Although the counselor's role in vocational and educational matters had long been accepted, the author found it surprising how few cadets would turn to him for personal advice. This suggests that some counselor training be provided for all personnel working with students. (HH)
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Identifiers: Missouri