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ERIC Number: ED023379
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Pages: 11
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Examination of Two Methods of Test Interpretation in Counseling Community College Students.
Kruger, Norma J.
To assist students with formulating goals commensurate with their interests and abilities, a study incorporating planned testing and group counseling was conducted at a community college in the West. From the 325 students who were identified as deficient in basic skills as evidenced by previous college and high school records, GPA, and college placement scores, 120 were selected at random for the study. Divided into groups of 40 each, the students were assigned to one of three conditions of counseling and testing: (1) non-reinforcement counseling (Group A), in which the counselor assumed a laissez faire role, (2) reinforcement (Group B), in which the counselor verbally reinforced student responses, and (3) control group (Group C) which took the pretest and posttest. Students in groups A and B were encouraged to interact verbally with respect to their test profiles. Each student, using the Ryan Personal Inventory test, rated himself on a 5-point scale. The values were chi-squared for ten interest areas; social service, outdoor, mechanical, clerical, computational, persuasive, scientific, artistic, literary, and musical. No significant change was detected in certain student interests at P .05 level. It was concluded that the study of integrated group counseling and testing produced no significant changes in student interests. (DG)
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