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ERIC Number: ED133625
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Reference Count: 0
The Impact of Education and Experience on Rehabilitation Counselor Functioning.
Alston, Paul P.; Brinson, Leslie C.
Education and experience are two variables generally accepted to have a positive effect on job performance in general and in professional areas in particular. This study sought to evaluate the effects of varying degrees of education and experience on performance in the field of rehabilitation counseling. The study compared Master's degree and undergraduate degree counselors of high and low experience on the basis of client ratings of counselors, ratings of counseling effectiveness and number of clients rehabilitated. The findings indicated that neither education nor experience had a significant impact on client ratings of counselors or the number of clients rehabilitated. Both education and experience affected counseling effectiveness although in opposite directions. Increased education significantly detracts from it. It was noted that these findings tended to support research in other occupational areas regarding the impact of education and experience on job performance. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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