ERIC Number: ED040449
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Use of the Hill Interaction Matrix in Individual Counseling Research.
Boyd, Robert E.
Research in counseling effectiveness is moving from the use of gross outcome measures to analysis of the counseling process. One successful approach has been the adoption of a social-psychological model of interview analysis which attempts to specify within-interview conditions which facilitate client behavior change. The criteria and procedure for developing such a system is briefly presented and the fidelity of the Hill Interaction Matrix to them elaborated. The paper attempts to provide four types of data about the Matrix: (1) that relative to its measurement characteristics; (2) the uses which have been made of it in individual counseling research, specifically the studies of Lee, Helervik, and Boyd; (3) problems involving its use, primary among which was the training of raters and all of which concerned aspects of the rating system; and (4) suggested extensions of the current scoring procedures. The conclusion holds that the Hill Interaction Matrix fulfills the conditions necessary for instruments of its type better than any other scale currently available. (TL)
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Authoring Institution: American Personnel and Guidance Association, Washington, DC.; Illinois Univ., Urbana.
Note: Paper presented at the American Personnel and Guidance Association Convention, New Orleans, Louisiana, March 22-26, 1970