ERIC Number: ED035948
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Refinement of the Experiencing Scale as a Counseling Tool. Final Report.
Kiesler, Donald J.
The first study concerns the effects of level of clinical experience of judges on reliability and validity of Experiencing Scale (EXP) ratings. Inexperienced and experienced judges rated tape-segments from psychotherapy sessions. No differences existed between ratings. The second study focuses on the relationships of in-therapy patient Experiencing as measured by the EXP Scale to case outcome, combining a sample of psychoneurotics and schizophrenics. EXP ratings made by clinically naive judges from tapes indicate that experiencing differentiates gross diagnostic groups, with psychoneurotics attaining deeper levels. The final study relates construct validity of Experiencing to Eysenck's personality dimensions of neuroticism and extraversion-introversion. Normals and individuals applying for psychotherapeutic services completed a questionnaire battery and the Gilbert Self-Interview. An operational measure of Eysenck's trait personality constructs separated normal and psychoneurotic samples in a manner consistent with Eysenck's Theory. Tables, graphs, references, and appendix materials are included. (EK)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Emory Univ., Atlanta, GA.