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ERIC Number: ED335599
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1987
Pages: 16
Abstractor: N/A
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Salience of Logotherapy among Students of Career Counseling.
Foxwell, Marie
Students of career counseling study a variety of therapeutic approaches. Logotherapy is an approach that addresses issues concerning meaning in work. There have been many studies of worker dissatisfaction which point to a gap between the desire of the worker to have intrinsic meaning in work and the actual work experience. This initial investigation was conducted to get a sense of the awareness of logotherapy among students of career counseling and to discern if this is an issue in need of further investigation. Fifteen graduate students in a career and life planning course completed a questionnaire devised to measure their knowledge, usage, and agreement with the basic tenets of logotherapy and three other major therapies (cognitive-behavioral therapy, client-centered therapy, and psychodynamic therapy). The results of the study indicated that subjects did not understand logotherapy but did understand the other therapies. However, subjects also seemed to agree with the basic tenets of logotherapy more than with the basic tenets of the other therapies. These findings suggest a need for further investigation into the place of logotherapy in the career counseling curriculum. The questionnaire for potential career and/or guidance counselors is appended. (Author/NB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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