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ERIC Number: EJ1158544
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1925-0746
Factorial Composition of Counsellor Effectiveness Scale
Oluseyi, Adeyemo Emily; Oreoluwa, Shaba Veronica
World Journal of Education, v4 n4 p61-69 2014
The study developed a set of items that could measure counsellor effectiveness. It reduced the initial set of variables related to counsellor effectiveness to such number of variables that are generally perceived as indicative of counsellor effectiveness and determined the factorial composition of the scale. in order to identify the major factors that underpin counsellor effectiveness with a view of developing an homogeneous items of counsellor effectiveness scale suitable for Nigeria Schools. The study design was exploratory using Principal Component Analysis (PCA) with interaction. The sample size consisted of 50 counsellors selected by convenience sampling from the population of counsellors in 148 schools in Ondo State as at the time of the study. Alongside, an initial 800 counsellee who were secondary school students were purposively selected from 12 secondary schools in six local government areas of the state. The instrument used for this study was Questionnaire that measured counsellor effectiveness. This consisted of an initial number of 51 items describing an effective counsellor in terms of personality characteristics, personal qualities, and performance indicators. These were derived from available description and characteristics of counsellor effectiveness in literatures. The responses were coded and analyzed using Principal Component Analysis. Items that failed to meet the baseline scores of eligibility into the final list were dropped. The final list consisted of 35 items were subjected to Principal Component Analysis which provided the initial factor. These were rotated using Orthogonal (Varimax) Method which yielded five underlying components of counsellor effectiveness. These were identified as expertness, sense of responsibility, pleasantness and integrity. The fifth factor could not be conceptualized from the regression weights and factor loadings of the items.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Nigeria
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