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ERIC Number: ED344178
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Pages: 27
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Examining Dimensions of Counseling Psychology Program Quality.
Herman, Bruce G.; And Others
There seems to be a great need for institutions with common goals to know how they compare to each other. Academicians and educators are also invested in determining what the better programs are and how they compare to these programs. In this study different indicators of Counseling Psychology program quality were assessed and examined for their covariation. Specifically for the years 1983-1989, Counseling Psychology programs were ranked for their publication productivity in the Journal of Counseling Psychology, The Counseling Psychologist, and the Journal of Vocational Behavior; their presentations at the American Psychological Association's (APA) annual conventions; and perceived prestige as rated by 26 Council of Counseling Psychology Training Programs (CCPTP) Training Directors (a 41% response rate). There was a high correlation among the five indicators of program quality. Only two programs ranked in the top 10 on all six scales: University of Maryland and State University of New York at Albany. A multidimensional scaling analysis of the correlations among the five indicators revealed that the two dimensions of practical relevance versus empirical rigor and visibility versus research productivity characterized the domain of Counseling Psychology program quality. Of the publication rankings the rankings for The Counseling Psychologist were most highly correlated with the prestige rankings. The ranking of APA convention presentations was even more highly correlated with general prestige, again probably because it draws on such a wide range of areas. (ABL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Language: English
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