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ERIC Number: ED156389
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Mar
Pages: 20
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
A Survey of Indian Students' Perceptions of the Counseling Experience.
LaFromboise, Teresa; And Others
The Counseling Helping Questionnaire, Forms A and B, was answered by 150 Indian and 50 non-Indian 11th and 12th grade students in Oklahoma to obtain information about the concerns seen as most important by Indian high school students, the concerns which they were most likely to talk about with a counselor or a significant other, who the significant other was likely to be, the helpfulness of talking to a counselor or significant other, important attributes or behavior of a helping person, and the culturally relevant information perceived as most important for a helpful person to know. Students were grouped into 4 categories of 50 each: Indian students attending boarding schools; Indian students attending rural high schools; Indian students attending metropolitan high schools; non-Indian students attending both rural and metropolitan high schools. The questionnaires were designed to measure the students' perceptions of their past or present counseling experiences and their attitudes toward helping persons and the helping process. Among the findings were that: students saw problems concerning their future and personal problems (i.e., money problems and a recognized attitude of not caring) as the most important concerns; while they were slightly more likely to talk to a counselor about their future, students usually talked to some significant other (usually a close friend or parent) about other concerns; being able to trust the helping person was considered the most important characteristic for a prospective helping person. (NQ)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: N/A
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Oklahoma
Note: Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting (Toronto, Canada, March 1978)