ERIC Number: ED033378
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
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Counselor Orientation: Relationship with Responsibilities and Performance. Wisconsin Studies in Vocational Rehabilitation. Monograph X.
Ayer, M. Jane; And Others
This study investigated the relationship between the professional orientation of the counselor and his attitudes toward the following responsibilities: (1) eligibility determination, and (2) employment placement. Subjects were 279 counselors employed in state rehabilitation agency offices. Significant relationships were found between rehabilitation counselor professional orientation and auxiliary variables from the Rehabilitation Counselor Survey (RCS) survey schedule, including undergraduate education, prior work experience and questions concerning case finding, perceived major professional problems, and solution to paramount problems. Because the data yielded relatively few significant results from the total number of comparisons, it is possible that situation problems related to eligibility determination, employment placement, and professional development are common to all counselors, with a limited number of available solutions. These results suggest that different counselor skills and interests may predispose to greater effectiveness in specific areas, for example, relationship counselors in counseling. (KJ)
Descriptors: Career Counseling, Counseling Effectiveness, Counselor Characteristics, Counselor Evaluation, Counselor Training, Employment Problems, Job Placement, Problems, Professional Personnel, Rehabilitation Counseling, Rehabilitation Programs, Relationship, Vocational Rehabilitation
Dr. George N. Wright, Regional Rehabilitation Research Institute, 2218 University Avenue, Madison, Wisconsin 53706 (Single Copies are Free; They do not sell them in quantities).
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Sponsor: Social and Rehabilitation Service (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Regional Rehabilitation Research Inst.