ERIC Number: ED112315
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
Empathy and Stereotype Accuracy of Rehabilitation Counselors as Related to Education and Experience.
Vogelson, Andrew R.
Empathy and stereotype accuracy of rehabilitation counselors attempting to preduct client responses on a problem inventory were studied. Results showed that all subject groups, pre-counselor through experienced counselor, with and without master's degrees, were able to make empathic and stereotype predictions at a level significantly better than chance, although relative accuracy was not demonstrated to increase significantly and directly as a function of either education or experience. Graduate counseling students were more accurate than either non-graduate students or novice counselors. As counselors became more experienced, their understanding of problems typically experienced by clients with certain disabilities improved, but their ability to be sensitive to the problems reported by specific clients decreased. As counselors gained experience, they tended increasingly to perceive their clients as some stereotyped "typical" client. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Social and Rehabilitation Service (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Personnel and Guidance Association (31st, New York, New York, March 23-26, 1975)