ERIC Number: ED247501
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-May-5
Reference Count: 0
Counseling in Middletown, U.S.A.: Client Outcomes as a Function of Demographic and Intake Variables.
Hutchinson, Roger; And Others
Intake and demographic data from 1,137 clients of a community outpatient clinic in Muncie, Indiana, also known as Middletown, U.S.A. in the Lynd and Lynd study (1937), were studied in relation to client-reported outcome variables: counseling outcome, evaluation of counselor, and willingness to return for counseling. Results of regression analyses indicated that intake data explained significant portions of variance in these three outcome factors. The nine predictor variables entering the regression equation for factor 1 (couseling outcome) accounted for a total of 76% of the variance of that factor, while 61% of the total variance of factor 2 (evaluation of counselor) was accounted for by four variables. The third factor (willingness to return to counseling) consisted of three items which accounted for 54% of its total variance. The variables of income, sex, and socioeconomic status were not found to be significantly related to the three outcome factors, while age, employment status, and educational level were all significantly related to at least one of the outcome factors. These results will assist in assessing the effectiveness and relative strengths and weaknesses of counseling clinics. (Author/BL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Treatment Outcomes
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association (56th, Chicago, IL, May 3-5, 1984).