ERIC Number: ED030902
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Mar-31
Reference Count: 0
The Personality of the Counselor as Measured by the Stern Activities Index.
Keith, James A.
This study attempts to develop knowledge about personality dimensions of practicing counselors who have varying experiences, training, responsibility and the like. The areas proposed for study were the counselor personality profile on factors measured by the Stern Activities Index and the differences between measured personality dimensions of counselors. The Stern Activity Index was mailed along with a letter of explanation and a general information questionnaire to a random sample of one-half of the Junior and Senior High School Counselors employed in South Carolina. Results indicated that counselors described themselves as socially conservative, interested in intellectual activities, competitive, persevering, and recognizing the need for emotional warmth. An implication from this study was that the field of professional counseling could benefit from better establishing the psychological characteristics of counselors and attempting to keep the most effective counselors in the field. (EK)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Personnel and Guidance Association, Washington, DC.; South Carolina Univ., Columbia. School of Education.
Note: Paper was presented at the American Personnel and Guidance Association Convention, Las Vegas, Nevada, March 31, 1969.