ERIC Number: ED039554
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Reference Count: 0
Job Satisfaction Among Rehabilitation Counselors: An Interim Report. Reprint Series. Number Three.
Kirchgessner, John B.
This study polled newly-employed rehabilitation counselors in an attempt to measure their attitudes concerning job satisfaction. It was hypothesized that job satisfaction of the counselor is related to: (1) the policies, practices, and working conditions of the employing agency (State Vocational Rehabilitation Agencies); (2) the professional standards and practices of his work; and (3) his ability to engage in a self-satisfying occupation. A twenty-five item questionnaire was designed and administered to 140 counselors to draw out these attitudes. Although this report is interim in nature, a model profile of a "typical" rehabilitation counselor who participated in the study has been developed. A list of comments made by counselors is included. The results of the study tend to indicate that a large percentage of rehabilitation counselors lack a strong commitment to stay in the rehabilitation field. (SJ)
Descriptors: Counselor Attitudes, Counselor Training, Counselors, Job Satisfaction, Rehabilitation Counseling, Self Actualization, Self Concept, Standards, Vocational Adjustment, Work Attitudes
John B. Kirchgessner, Research and Training Center, Institute, West Virginia 25112 (No price is quoted.)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Social and Rehabilitation Service (DHEW), Washington, DC.; West Virginia State Board of Vocational Education, Charleston. Div. of Vocational Rehabilitation.
Authoring Institution: Research and Training Center, Institute, WV.