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ERIC Number: ED371260
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-May
Pages: 45
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Personality Traits of Graduate Counseling Students as Compared to Education Administration/Supervision Students.
Ledyard, Pat
This research study describes results of a survey developed from the Sixteen Personality Factor Questionnaire and the Myers-Briggs Type Indicators and administered to 45 graduate students, including both counseling and education administration students. Previous research suggested that there were specific personality traits for counselor candidates; some research had even gone so as to distinguish traits for effective and ineffective counselors. Effective counselor candidates were characterized as confident, friendly, accepting, outgoing, efficient, and assertive; highly rated counselors showed more nurturing, affiliation, anxiety, and conformity tendencies. Some studies have found counselors and educators to be more similar than different in their perceptions of students, interpersonal values, and reactions to frustrations. A statistical analysis of the data obtained from this study group showed that there were distinguishing personality traits shown by counseling students as compared to the other group. It indicated that counselors more than administrators tended to feel it was a greater compliment to be called "a person of real feeling" rather than "a consistently reasonable person." It therefore confirmed the existing evidence that counselors do have distinct personality traits. However, more study on the outstanding personality traits of education/administration students needs to be done before conducting any further comparative studies. (CC)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses; Tests/Questionnaires
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Texas