ERIC Number: ED136183
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
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Counselor Effectiveness Through Radio Communication.
Tentoni, Stuart C.
This study determined the effectiveness of the use of radio as a means of providing immediate feedback on student counselors in a practicum setting. Using a non-equivalent group experimental design, 10 experimental subjects were compared to 10 control subjects with respect to counselor effectiveness. The experimental subjects were given immediate feedback via radio, but the control subjects were not given this type of feedback. The radio equipment consisted of an FM wireless microphone, a transistor radio and an earphone. The experimental subjects wore a concealed radio unit and earphone over which they received feedback in the form of the word "good" spoken by a practicum supervisor. The Counselor Evaluation Rating Scale was used to measure counselor effectiveness. The adjusted post-test mean score for counseling effectiveness for the experimental group of subjects was significantly higher than the corresponding score for the control group (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Personnel and Guidance Association (Dallas, Texas, March 6-9, 1977)