ERIC Number: ED030937
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Jan
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Interpersonal Relationships: Factors in Rural Rehabilitation.
Janzen, Frederick V.; And Others
This bulletin attempts to assess the effect of rural rehabilitation clients' and counselors' self concept systems, perceptions and expressions of feelings upon the rehabilitation process. Client family involvement and interaction were also analyzed. Secondary concerns center upon the effects of perceived similarity of attitude, social desirability, dependency, responsiveness to another's communication, and frequency of contact among clients, counselors, and families in the counseling process. Interaction dynamics described used J. E. McGrath's model under parameters of attraction, influence, and interaction. The sample included 293 rural rehabilitation clients and 224 of their families, living in rural towns of 10,000 or less population in Colorado, Montana, and Wyoming. All were interviewed by two staff members (Regional Rehabilitation Research Institute, University of Utah) during the summers of 1967 and 1968. Clients and counselors completed Institute scales measuring self concept, and client-counselor interaction. Counselors seemed to perceive client attitudes fairly accurately. Client feelings toward the counselor were related to perceived similarities of feelings between the client and the counselor. Implications for Rehabilitation Counselors are presented, along with areas of possible future research. (Author/CJ)
Descriptors: Human Services, Interpersonal Relationship, Rehabilitation Counseling, Rehabilitation Programs, Rural Areas, Rural Environment, Rural Family, Rural Population, Vocational Rehabilitation
Mr. William M. McPhee, Director, Graduate School of Social Work, 1129 Annex, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah 84112 (Copies Are Free)
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Sponsor: Social and Rehabilitation Service (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Utah Univ., Salt Lake City. Regional Rehabilitation Research Inst.