ERIC Number: ED108019
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Dec-13
Reference Count: 0
A Comparison of Three Methods of Group Vocational Counseling. University of Maryland Counseling Center Research Report No. 9-74.
Westbrook, Franklin P.
Group vocational counseling has been criticized as being individual counseling in a group setting. All counseling has been criticized when goals are not set in the initial stages of counseling. The present investigation superimposed a group discussion process over a typical vocational counseling process in which the primary focus was on test information and over two atypical vocational counseling processes, one in which occupational information was primary and the other in which test information and occupational information were optional and randomly presented upon a group member's request. All subjects were studied in six single-sex, experimental groups and two control groups. The atypical groups learned significantly more and retained more than did both the typical groups and the control groups. (Author)
Descriptors: Career Counseling, College Students, Comparative Analysis, Discussion Groups, Educational Methods, Group Counseling, Higher Education, Information Dissemination, Occupational Information, Research Projects, Test Results
Franklin P. Westbrook, University of Maryland Counseling Center, Shoemaker Building, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland 20742
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Maryland Univ., College Park. Counseling Center.