ERIC Number: ED090469
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Aug
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The Relationship Between the Level of Counselor Self-Actualization and Student Perception of the Guidance Program.
Weinrach, Stephen G.
This field study was undertaken to investigate the relationship between the level of counselor self-actualization and student perception of the guidance program. Self-actualization was measured by Shostrom's Personal Orientation Inventory (POI). Student perception of the guidance program was measured by Wysong's Guidance Program Evaluation Student Survey (GPES). The sample for this study included counselors in 23 Ohio high schools and their respective 11th grade students. The categories of the GPES were: Individual Counseling and Perceptions of the Counselor; Guidance Program Activities and Provisions; Guidance Objectives; Identification of Persons in School Who Are Regarded as the Most Helpful in Assisting Students to Accomplish Guidance Objectives; and Semantic Differential Items Used to Rate Generally the Guidance Program. The grand mean serves as an overall index of student perception of the entire guidance program. Guidance programs which received a high rating by students tended to be administered by counselors who received high scores on the Time-Competence scale of the POI. A Time-Competent Individual tends to be able to respond to the needs and expectations of the moment while simultaneously placing them into their proper perspective in terms of the past and future. (Author)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Personal Orientation Inventory