ERIC Number: ED174907
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Nov-16
Reference Count: 0
Counseling Needs of Older Persons.
Myers, Jane E.
The Older Person's Counseling Needs (OPCN) Survey is used as an instrument to assess counseling needs of older persons in relation to their major life concerns. Four key areas of concern have been identified. These include personal, interpersonal, activity, and environmental concerns. These four areas have been subdivided to achieve 27 basic concerns of the elderly. The 54-item OPCN Survey assesses needs for counseling and attitudes towards needs for counseling in relation to these 27 areas. The survey, administered to a representative sample of 850 older persons in North Florida, reveals that certain groups of older persons have significantly higher needs for counseling than other groups and are thus identified as being "at risk" in terms of the provision of immediate counseling services. The importance of this information is related to further development and use of the OPCN Survey in the three major areas of selection, individual counseling, and program evaluation. (The survey instrument is not included.) (Author/PJC)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Conference of the Florida Personnel and Guidance Association (Orlando, Florida, November 16-18, 1978)