ERIC Number: ED219662
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Feb-12
Reference Count: 0
Reducing Dogmatism among Undergraduate Counselor Trainees.
Parkay, Forrest W.
Previous research has emphasized the significant negative correlation between counselor effectiveness and dogmatism, or closemindedness. To reduce levels of dogmatism in counselor trainees, a program was developed and tested at Southwest Texas State University. The new course, "Guidance to Meet the Needs of Multicultural Students," gave counseling students the opportunity to learn counseling skills by observing and interacting with students from a local Job Corps Training Center. Tests showed that students who took the experimental course had significantly reduced dogmatism scores compared to the other students. Data confirmed that dogmatism is a mutable characteristic that can be significantly reduced. (JAC)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Southwest Educational Research Association (5th, Austin, TX, February 11-13, 1982).