ERIC Number: ED029976
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965-Jul
Reference Count: 0
A Study of Factors Influencing Counselor Motivation in the Six New England State Rehabilitation Agencies. Monograph No. 3.
Goldin, George J.
To acquire information concerning the counselor's feelings and ideas about his profession, about himself as a professional practitioner in the field of rehabilitation, and about the organizational structure within which he is employed, data were collected by questionnaire from 114 counselors in the New England State Rehabilitation Agencies. Results showed that the rehabilitation counselor in the state agency classified himself as either (1) a type of psychotherapist with the responsibility of helping the disabled person achieve an adequate total life adjustment, or (2) a manipulator of the environment with the major goal being return of the client to employment. The personal self image was one of low prestige, evidenced by the fact that 40 percent of the rehabilitation counselors sampled indicated they would leave the profession if they could. These findings cannot be generalized to counselors in other parts of the United States; however, with reference to New England counselors, there is certainly room for concern if the results of this study are viewed in the light of the counselor's ability to motivate his clients. Further research is needed on the role of the vocational rehabilitation counselor in the state agency and on the training and administrative climate in which he works. (CH)
Descriptors: Counseling Effectiveness, Counselor Attitudes, Counselor Characteristics, Counselor Role, Counselor Training, Counselors, Employer Employee Relationship, Motivation, Performance Factors, Questionnaires, Rehabilitation Counseling, Role Perception, Self Concept, Vocational Rehabilitation, Work Attitudes, Work Environment
New England Rehabilitation Research Institute, Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts 02115 (No charge)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Rehabilitation Services Administration (DHEW), Washington, DC.; Northeastern Univ., Boston, MA. New England Rehabilitation Research Inst.