ERIC Number: ED032600
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Client Susceptibility to Persuasion and Counseling Outcome.
Bednar, Richard L.; Parker, Clyde A.
A randomized design with a 2 x 2 x 2 factorial arrangement of treatments was employed to investigate the role of susceptibility to persuasion, expectations for personal growth and divergent counseling treatments in the process of behavior change. The results of the investigation indicated that: (1) the divergent counseling treatment procedures were equally successful in effecting change of equivalent magnitude, but in divergent directions; (2) there were no differences in client satisfaction between the two counseling treatments in spite of the opposite directions of change; (3) susceptibility to persuasion and heightened expectations did not significantly influence the magnitude of change; and, (4) the high persuasibility subjects perceived the counseling treatments as more valuable to themselves and others and expressed greater interest in continuing treatment as well as attempting new behaviors. (Author)
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Authoring Institution: American Psychological Association, Washington, DC.
Note: Paper was presented at the American Psychological Association Convention, Washington, D.C., August 31--September 4, 1969.