ERIC Number: ED054505
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Apr
Effect of Two Counseling Treatments upon the Task-Oriented Behavior of Seventh Graders.
Beavers, William S.
Two of 4 junior high school counselors participated in in-service training in Systematic Counseling. The materials used in the training program were developed originally for use with the Michigan State University School Counselor Training Program. The approach of the counselors who did not participate in the training program was labeled Insight-Relationship Counseling. Teachers submitted names of students they identified as exhibiting low task-oriented behaviors. These students were randomly assigned to the counselors for 8 counseling interviews or to a no-contact control group. Each subject was assigned a task-oriented behavior rating based on evaluation of videotaped segments of his classroom behavior made following the counseling phase. Subjects assigned to the Systematic Counseling treatment increased their task oriented behavior significantly more often than did those assigned to the control group. No differences were found between the subjects assigned to the 2 counseling treatments. These findings support the conclusion that Systematic Counseling, as practiced after brief in-service training is a viable approach for helping students increase task-oriented behaviors. (Author/KS)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Illinois State Univ., Normal.
Note: Paper presented at American Personnel and Guidance Association Annual Convention (20th, Atlantic City, N.J., April 4-8, 1971)