ERIC Number: ED039588
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Reference Count: 0
Evaluation of the Counseling Experience by Terminated Clients.
Gustafson, John A.; Pennscott, William W.
For the purpose of discerning short term terminated clients' attitudes toward the counseling process and outcome, 98 such clients from two Northern Illinois University Counseling Centers were examined by means of the Counseling Evaluation Inventory and a client "reason for termination" statement. Results indicated that client satisfaction with counseling process and outcome was not affected by counselor, number of interviews, or sex of client. The analysis of data related to the client problem indicated no significant difference in client satisfaction with the process, but did indicate a significant difference in satisfaction with the outcome. Implications of the findings were discussed in terms of short term client satisfaction, the lack of consistency between findings of similar studies, and differential effect of the counselor when other factors are considered. Directions for additional research were indicated. (Author/TL)
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Authoring Institution: Northern Illinois Univ., De Kalb.; Clemson Univ., SC.