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ERIC Number: ED125679
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Jul
Pages: 29
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Development of a Semantic Differential Instrument for Student Evaluation of Community College Counseling Conferences.
Hecht, Alfred R.; Henry, Bonnie
In the past, annual student evaluation of counselor effectiveness at Moraine Valley Community College (Illinois) has been conducted by means of three unvalidated instruments. In order to achieve increased accountability, a student services committee has developed a conceptual design for a comprehensive counselor effectiveness evaluation system. As a component of the larger system, a valid and reliable diagnostic instrument was developed for student evaluation of individual counseling services. This instrument was designed with a semantic differential scale to measure the effectiveness of three different counseling processes (acceptance of client, counselor self-acceptance, counselor support), and two counseling outcomes (conference worthwhileness, client independence). A jury of counselors, counselor educators, and counselor administrators confirmed the content and construct validity of the instrument. Construct validity was also demonstrated by means of a principal components analysis of 281 student evaluations of 11 counselors. Internal consistency reliability coefficients confirmed the multidimensionality of the instrument. A survey of the literature on counselor evaluation is presented, as are complete statistical results of the jury evaluation and preliminary application of the instrument. The instrument itself is appended. (Author/NHM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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