ERIC Number: ED222812
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Differentiation between Counseling Seekers and Non-Seekers on the Strong-Campbell Interest Inventory.
Tryon, Georgiana Shick
A number of studies have differentiated between counseled and non-counseled students on a variety of instruments. College freshmen (N=48) who had been counseled for personal problems were compared with 48 non-counseled students on results from the Strong-Campbell Interest Inventory (SCII). Results showed that counseled students achieved significantly higher scores on the Academic Orientation Scale and the Investigative and Artistic themes of the SCII than students who had not sought counseling. Uncounseled students achieved significantly higher scores on the Enterprising theme than the counseled students. Men were more oriented toward mechanical and technical pursuits than women, while women were more oriented toward artistic interests, reflecting traditional sex role interests. The results indicate that the student who seeks personal counseling at a university counseling center is open to the kind of self-growth experience that counseling can provide. (Author/JAC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Strong Campbell Interest Inventory
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association (53rd, Baltimore, MD, April 15-18, 1982).