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ERIC Number: ED533163
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 179
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-1249-6271-9
Counselors-in-Training Perceptions of Cohort Participation: A Q-Sort
Glorfield, Cyndia K.
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, Idaho State University
This study explored master's level counselors-in-training perceptions of participation in a cohort model of education. Although the cohort model of education is widely used, research addressing its use in counselor education is scant. Literature regarding the cohort model of education from a variety of higher education programs was reviewed to inform this study. Convenience sampling methods were used to include participants from six different cohorts across two campuses of the same institution. Participants were all currently enrolled in a counselor training program at a mid-sized northwestern university. Q methodology was used to encourage participants to carefully consider and reflect on their perspectives of participation in a cohort. Q methodology was selected for the purpose of quantifying subjective information. Results of this study produced three significant factors identified as "family, community, and conversation," "cliques and cohorts," and "interpersonal skills." As a result of this study, recommendations were made related to counselor education programs and further research regarding the use of the cohort model of education. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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