ERIC Number: ED064651
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Apr
Reference Count: 0
The Effectiveness of Verbal Counseling VS. Social Interaction Counseling of College Males. Final Report.
Stewart, Norman R.; Hay, Nancy M.
The purpose of this investigation was to assess the effectiveness of three different short-term treatment interventions with college males characterized by little or no dating behavior and fears about dating. The treatments were designed to produce evidence concerning the effectiveness of: (1) lay versus professional action interventions, (2) action versus talking-relationship treatment using professional helpers and, (3) male versus female helpers in working with college males who desired to increase their dating frequency. Subjects consisted of thirty-eight college men under 30 who dated rarely or not at all, who were motivated to date and who volunteered to participate in a program designed to increase dating behavior. Two design paradigms were formulated which permitted; (A) testing for effects of sex, treatments, and interaction; and (B) testing for differences between the experimental treatments and a wait-control group. Male and female helpers were used in a controlled fashion in the three experimental treatments. (Author/BW)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Southern Illinois Univ., Edwardsville.; Michigan State Univ., East Lansing.