ERIC Number: ED050378
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Short-Term Counseling: Is It Effective?
Davis, Jerry L.
Counselors at the Research and Guidance Laboratory for Superior Students at the University of Wisconsin prepared specific suggestions designed to assist participating high school students in their educational development. One hundred and eight academically superior students were assigned to three experimental groups and one control group. Following the usual program activities, each of the three experimental groups were offered an additional brief contact procedure to encourage them to initiate action on counselor suggestions: (1) reinforcement counseling; (2) written communications to subjects; and (3) written communications to subjects' parents. Results indicate that the counseling treatment was significantly more effective in promoting students' actions on suggestions than were the written communications. Females did significantly more initiating than males. Speculation about the results concludes the report. (TL)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Personnel and Guidance Association, Washington, DC.; Temple Univ., Philadelphia, PA.
Note: Paper presented at the American Personnel and Guidance Association Convention in Atlantic City, New Jersey, April 4-8, 1971