ERIC Number: ED163371
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-May
Reference Count: 0
The Effects of Systematic Group Counseling on Work Adjustment Clients.
Roessler, Richard T.; And Others
Programs that teach rehabilitation clients Personal Achievement Skills (PAS) were evaluated in regard to their use of group counseling techniques. Subjects were 43 young adult general rehabilitation clients who had completed an experimental training program in work adjustment. Clients were referred to the program for several reasons: deficiencies in basic skills, need for work tolerance, and behavior problems interfering with vocational training. The following variables were examined: (1) life perspective, (2) vocational functioning, vocational maturity, (3) goal setting, (4) orientation toward work, and (5) rated interpersonal and vocational functioning. A control group was also set up. Significant findings indicate that more gains in life perspective, vocational maturity, and goal attainment were reported by experimental trainees than by the control group. Program participants rated the PAS program as appropriate and well-organized. (Author/LP)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Rehabilitation Services Administration (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A