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Accepters and Rejecters of Counseling.
Rose, Harriett A.; Elton, Charles F.
Personality differences between students who accept or reject proffered counseling assistance were investigated by comparing personality traits of 116 male students at the University of Kentucky who accepted or rejected letters of invitation to group counseling. Factor analysis of Omnibus Personality Inventory (OPI) scores to two groups of 60 and 56 probationary male students revealed a major personality trait differentiation along a conformity-noncomformity dimension with additional factors in the total male population being scholarly orientation, nonauthoritarianism, social discomfort, and masculine role. Of 60 students in 1964, 24 accepted and 34 rejected the group counseling invitation. Their OPI scores revealed that the accepters were significantly more nonconforming than the rejecters. Of 56 students in 1967, 22 accepted and 34 rejected the invitation. Their OPI scores revealed that the rejecters were significantly more nonconforming than the accepters. The contradictory results may be due to the differing approach and content of the inviting letter, which appealed to differing individuals. (WR)
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Authoring Institution: Kentucky Univ., Lexington.