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ERIC Number: ED039605
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Aug
Pages: 9
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The Effectiveness of Counseling in the Employment Service in Assisting the Disadvantaged. A Comparative Study. Research Design.
Marshall, Dolores Rocque
The purpose of the study was to compare the effects of "regular agency" counseling and Bordin's "psychological Counseling" with disadvantaged clients in a U.S. Employment Service setting. The differences between the two approaches are spelled out, and the advantages of the psychological counseling proposed. Two criterion measures were used: (1) a revised version of Stephen's self-concept scale for determining change or adjustment; and (2) the percentage of clients who reported for scheduled testing. The sample consisted of 12 persons in each group chosen at random. They were classified as economically and culturally disadvantaged and were varied in terms of age and sex. Suggestive evidence, based on analysis of pre- and post-counseling scores, was found favoring the Bordin treatment both in terms of change on the self-concept scale and in the percentage of clients reporting for scheduled testing. The results were discussed, implications drawn, and limitations of the research mentioned. (Author/TL)
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Authoring Institution: Louisiana Polytechnic Inst., Ruston.