ERIC Number: ED195882
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Preference for Pastoral Counseling Roles as Perceived by Male and Female Adults.
Pierce, Norma F.
Forty-six adults responded to a questionnaire in which they ranked their preferred counseling person in four problem areas: home or work, children, spiritual matters, and marital problems. Males' first choice in all areas was their spouse; females chose their spouse for work and child problems, their pastor for spiritual matters, and themselves for marital problems. Results from the opinionnaire indicate a desire for trained counselors in local churches. A female counselor was preferred by 59% of the females and 34% of the males. In most churches, counseling services were offered only by pastors. There appears to be a need not only for trained counselors in churches but for women in this role. (Author/CS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Psychological Association (26th, Washington, DC, March 26-29, 1980).