ERIC Number: ED050366
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Relation of Quantity and Quality of Counselor Verbal Participation to Outcomes of Group Counseling.
Kilbane, Marion T.
This study investigated the relation of differing patterns of counselor verbal behavior to the progress of participants in counseling groups. More specifically, the study compared changes in school attendance and achievement by low-achieving high school students who participated in counseling groups differing in quantity and quality of counselor verbal participation. Results included: (1) groups with low-talk counselors had attendance gains during counseling that were significantly greater than the gains of high-talk counselor groups; (2) groups with indirect approach counselors evidenced greater gains in grade point average (GPA) and attendance than did groups with direct approach counselors; (3) the greatest gains during counseling were made by low-talk, indirect groups, and the least gains were made by high-talk, direct groups; and (4) the quality and quantity of counselor talk appeared to have a greater impact on attendance change than on GPA change. (Author/TA)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Educational Research Association, Washington, DC.; Cleveland Public Schools, OH.
Note: Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association Convention in New York, New York, February 4-7, 1971