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ERIC Number: ED165595
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
A Multi-Group Evaluation of the Models and Functions of University Counseling Centers. Research Report No. 8-76.
Gelso, Charles J.; And Others
The appropriateness of four counseling center models (traditional, consultation, vocational guidance, psychotherapy) and 15 specific counseling center functions for universities with enrollments of 10,000 plus were evaluated by samples of counselors, student personnel administrators, resident assistants, faculty, students, and university administrators. Samples were drawn from a large public university in the East. The traditional model was evaluated most positively by five of the subgroups. The most salient findings were: (a) In both the models and functions phase of the study, student personnel subgroups rated consultation-related activities as appreciably more appropriate, both in a relative and absolute sense, than did non-student personnel subgroups; (b) While the psychotherapy model consistently received the lowest ratings, certain types of personal adjustment counseling received consistently positive ratings; (c) Educational-vocational counseling was seen as highly appropriate by all groups but counselors, and student personnel administrators did not feel enough of it was being done, which was consistent with earlier research. (Author/MSE)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Administrators, Career Guidance, College Faculty, College Students, Consultation Programs, Counseling Services, Counselor Attitudes, Guidance Centers, Higher Education, Models, Participant Satisfaction, Program Evaluation, Psychotherapy, Resident Assistants, School Surveys, State Universities, Student Attitudes, Student Personnel Workers, Teacher Attitudes, Universities
Counseling Center, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland 20742 ($1.50)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Maryland Univ., College Park. Counseling Center.