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ERIC Number: ED186805
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
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Cognitive Complexity Variables and Counseling Research.
Heck, Edward J.; Lichtenberg, James W.
A three-year combined sample of 103 master's level counseling students was administered five measures of cognitive complexity, selected on the bases of previous factor analytic research and their potential relevance to counseling research. The instruments were designed to measure the processing of social stimuli, and included the Interconcept Distance Measure of Cognitive Complexity, Intolerance of Trait Inconsistency Scale, Category Width Scale, Intolerance of Ambiguity Scale and the Paragraph Completion Measure of Integrative Complexity. A test of the intercorrelation matrix of the measures was not significant, substantiating the independence of the measures demonstrated by previous research. The use of cognitive complexity measures, particularly single measures, in counseling research needs to be further examined to determine if the complexity domain is even more differentiated than it now seems. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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