ERIC Number: ED119039
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Aug-28
Reference Count: 0
Discrepancies Between Counselor Self Perceptions and Others Perceptions of Counselor Role.
Scott, Norman A.; Smith, Barbra H.
The Counseling Appropriateness Check List (CACL) was administered to 314 Ss under two instruction sets in order to measure perceptions of the role of the counselor, as well as counselor's perceived role. The results suggest that discrepancies exist between the perception of counselor's role and views of the counselor's perceived role, and that these differences are most pronounced within the faculty group. Group comparisons indicate that counselors view personal adjustment problems as more appropriate for counseling than other Ss and that this discrepancy is maintained even when other members of the campus community adopt the counselor's viewpoint. While counselors convey much ambivalence to the other members of the campus community about their willingness to deal with vocational choice and routine college problems, they seem to have communicated their attitudes about the appropriateness of personal adjustment counseling to their faculty colleagues. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association (81st, Montreal, Quebec, August 1973)