ERIC Number: ED033414
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Mar
Reference Count: 0
A Taxonomy of Counselee Behavior.
Seals, James M.
Little research has been done in the area of counseling within the secondary school. This research was designed to analyze verbatim transcriptions of secondary school counseling interviews in order to establish a description of school counselee verbal behavior. A total of 50 transcripts involving 50 different counselees were used. The interviews were obtained from 14 different Ohio high schools and consisted of 25 male and 25 female counselees in grades 9--12. Ten counselors with experience acted as judges. The classification process resulted in ten categories: (1) conversational, (2) information giving, (3) passivity, (4) defense reaction, (5) disconcertation, (6) support seeking, (7) exploration, (8) conclusion, (9) information gathering, and (10) adaptation. The results of this study indicate that counselee sub-roles can be located, labeled, and defined, and that a classification system was developed which could serve as a basis for studying counselee verbal behavior. (Author/KJ)
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Authoring Institution: American Personnel and Guidance Association, Washington, DC.
Note: Paper presented at the American Personnel and Guidance Association Convention, Las Vegas, Nevada, March 30--April 3, 1969