ERIC Number: ED034122
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1968
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An Exploration of Counselor-Potential Personality Attributes as Found in Four Selected Adult Populations.
Canty, W. Alan
Conducted during 1967-68 at four high schools in a large Midwestern city, this study sought to locate adults with counselor potential and to generalize as to their personality attributes. The Counselor Situation Analysis Inventory (CSAI), requiring no previous knowledge of counseling, was administered to 536 teachers. A special Student Crisis Index (SCI) was used with 3,445 seniors, who were required to select the two teachers in their school to whom they would turn with an educational or personal problem. When matched with a control group of comparable background, SCI nominees were far more willing to set personal needs aside to help students and other adults, displayed great strength of character and personal integrity, could accept either a self-assertive or an appropriately subordinate stand, were honest in relationships with others, and did not view counseling as a step toward other administrative positions. Although Negroes comprised 45% and female teachers 69% of the large sample, white males were preferred two to one. Only three of the nominated teachers were of the age group of the students' parents. (author/ly)
Descriptors: Analysis of Variance, Aptitude, Counselor Characteristics, Decision Making, Doctoral Dissertations, Interpersonal Relationship, Measurement Instruments, Personality, Problem Solving, Research, Secondary School Teachers, Statistical Analysis, Student Teacher Relationship
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Authoring Institution: Michigan Univ., Ann Arbor.