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ERIC Number: ED119094
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Pages: 20
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Client Perceptions of Prison Counselor Effectiveness.
Booth, J. A. Gordon
Research evidence indicates that counselors rated as more effective are lower in dogmatism. Additional research suggests that the counseling relationship with deliquent populations is different from that with nondelinquent populations. It is the intent of this study to investigate perceptions of counselor effectiveness held by clients in a major urban minimum security Federal prison. Thirty-six residents completed rating scales regarding the counseling relationship with their respective counselors (N=9) using the Counseling Evaluation Inventory, Relationship Questionnaire, and the Scale of Counselor Effectiveness. The counselors had previously been identified as high and low dogmatic on the basis of Dogmatism Scale scores. Data analysis by t-tests failed to support hypotheses regarding low dogmatic counselors being perceived as more effective. The study concludes that the counseling relationship with delinquent populations may indeed be different, since the delinquent clients in this study perceived the high dogmatic counselor to be more effective. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Guidance and Counseling Association (Vancouver, British Columbia, June 4-6, 1975)