ERIC Number: ED108064
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Apr-2
Reference Count: 0
The Relative Effectiveness of Self-Modeling as a Procedure for Teaching Basic Interviewing Skills.
Lauver, Philip J.; Brody, Gene H.
The purpose of this study was to compare the effectiveness of three instructional approaches to an established and conceptually related approach, microcounseling. The subjects were thirty-two graduate counseling students, randomly assigned to four treatment groups. These were microcounseling, modified microcounseling, self-modeling and verbal modeling. The procedure involved an initial 5-minute interview, a 20-30 minute instructional period and a final 5-minute interview. Comparative results revealed that each instructional procedure was equally effective in influencing the dependent variable from the pretest to posttest phases. The author concludes that the four approaches represent a potential for matching modes of instruction to the individual student's type of learning. Further, the existence of a variety of instructional alternatives permits students to employ one or several, as best fits their situation. (Author/BW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Washington, D.C., March 30-April 3, 1975)