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ERIC Number: ED169440
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Oct
Pages: 14
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
A Methodological Investigation of Three Instruments That Measure Counselor Functioning.
Nida, Richard; And Others
Functioning level of 25 counselor trainees was assessed by clients responding to the Barrett-Lennard Relationship Inventory, by judges using Carkhuff rating scales, and by counselor responses to a criterion instrument, Human Empathic Listening Test. The subparts and total scores were correlated to examine the relationship among the three measuring instruments. Carkhuff rating scales were found to correlate with the criterion instrument, but the Relationship Inventory did not. Ancillary findings indicated that the subparts of the Relationship Inventory and Carkhuff rating scales did not measure separate dimensions of counselor functioning as claimed. A factor analysis of the three total test scores indicated that an evaluation factor and a subjective perception factor were being measured by the three instruments. Implications of the study suggest that when consumer opinions although use of both the Inventory and the Carkhuff rating scales may yield although use of both the Inventory and the Carkhuff rating scales may yield contradictory results. When a singular evaluation must be made, use of a criterion instrument appears to offer the most objective approach. (Author/CKJ)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the Southern Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (Nashville, Tennessee, October, 1978)