ERIC Number: ED232099
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Advisors and Advisees: Developing Responsible Advising Relationships. An Examination of Self-Disclosure within Advising.
Wright, Doris J.
Academic advising is one of the primary vehicles for communicating information regarding course selection and degree attainment. Advising may also contribute to a student's overall success or failure at college (Hardee, 1970; Kramer & Gardner, 1977; O'Banion, 1971) and is critical to student retention (Habley, 1981). Advising, as a developmental process, assists students in: (1) achieving personal identity; (2) developing a moral or ethical system; (3) searching for new ways to view reality; (4) sorting out familial relationships; and (5) developing skills to cope with new life situations. Given its potential influence on students, understanding those advising characteristics that positively influence students is important to colleges. One characteristic which may influence advising relationships is self-disclosure. The degree to which advising participants self-disclose to one another may have implications for how well students succeed in academic endeavors. This literature review examines advising as a social exchange process and lists those variables which may increase self-disclosure in advising. Potential advantages of examining self-disclosure are detailed within a developmental framework. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Personnel and Guidance Association (Detroit, MI, March 17-20, 1982). For related document, see CG 016 794.