ERIC Number: ED096574
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Nov
Racial Interaction Between Counselor and Client as a Factor in Counseling Outcome. Final Report.
Peters, Herman J.; Slaughter, George F.
The purpose of this study was to determine differences, if any, in the counseling relationships established by white female counselors counseling black students as compared with black female counselors counseling black students. The Barrett-Lennard Relationship Inventory, Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, and California Test of Basic Skills were utilized in data collection and analysis. Also, an independent judge classified counselors into two groups, highly responsive and responsive counselors, for further analysis. Sample size consisted of 10 white female counselors and 10 black female counselors; each counselor counseled two male and two female black students for an average of 10 counseling sessions. The findings for this particular sample suggest the following conclusions: it is the individuality of the counselor which has the greatest influence on the counseling relationship with black students, rather than the race (of the counselor), or sex (of the student), or personality (of counselor-student similarity). Also, both black and white counselors tend to underestimate the degree of unconditionality shown in the counseling relationship with black students. (Author/HMV)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center for Educational Research and Development (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Research Foundation.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Barrett Lennard Relationship Inventory