ERIC Number: ED059513
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Group Counseling for Individual Decision-Making: Maximizing the Effectiveness of the College Placement Service.
Pate, Robert H., Jr.; And Others
This report is the result of a demonstration project the purposes of which were to demonstrate the feasibility of providing career counseling by specially trained graduate assistants as part of the college placement service, and to demonstrate that such counseling can be provided as effectively and more efficiently in a group setting than in the traditional one-to-one relationship. Criteria for the Project consisted of ratings of the randomly-placed clients by employer representatives, comparable ratings by the Director of Placement, and client satisfaction. The placement registrants who participated in the Project received employment interview evaluations significantly below those of randomly selected control interviews. Despite reporting more difficulty with securing positions than a randomly selected group of placement registrants, the placement clients who participated in the Project counseling gave equally favorable evaluations to the placement services they received. Project participants' placement success was rated by the Placement Director as equal to that of the randomly selected control group. This ultimate placement success was seen as a result of the non-traditional services they received. No differences in outcome were apparent between those counseled individually and those counseled in groups. (Author/CJ)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: ESSO Education Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Michigan State Univ., East Lansing.; Virginia Univ., Charlottesville.