ERIC Number: ED023136
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Mar
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Interpersonal Relationships. Factors in Job Placement.
Jorgensen, Gary Q.; And Others
The Social Vocabulary Index (SVI) and the Inderaction Scale (ID) were developed to measure the character and quality of the interpersonal relationships among the participants in the rehabilitation process. This study sought to (1) determine whether the scales were suitable for further research in the rehabilitation of the rural client, and (2) relate the area of interpersonal relationships to the job placement of the rehabilitation client. Testing procedures were outlined to measure the dynamics of the interpersonal relationship between the client and the counselor. Some 88 clients served as the subjects for the study. It was hypothesized that there would be significant differences in the results of the tests given to those clients who obtained their own jobs and those clients who had placement assistance. It was also assumed that these differences would be an indication of the quality of the dyadic relationship between the counselor and his client. For the purpose of data analysis, the research sample was divided into (1) male and female rehabilitants, (2) clients who had placement assistance and those who had obtained their own jobs, and (4) those females who had placement assistance and those who had obtained their own jobs. Implications for the vocational counseling process are given. (IM)
Descriptors: Career Counseling, Career Guidance, Interpersonal Relationship, Job Placement, Rehabilitation Counseling, Tests
Regional Rehabilitation Research Institute, 2197 Annex, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah 84112 (free of charge).
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Vocational Rehabilitation Administration (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Utah Univ., Salt Lake City. Regional Rehabilitation Research Inst.