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ERIC Number: EJ766986
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jun
Pages: 12
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0011-0035
Personality: A Predictor of Theoretical Orientation of Students Enrolled in a Counseling Theories Course
Freeman, Mark S.; Hayes, B. Grant; Kuch, Tyson H.; Taub, Gordon
Counselor Education and Supervision, v46 n4 p254-265 Jun 2007
Selecting a single psychotherapeutic orientation can be a challenge for counselor education students. The authors examined the relationship between counseling theory selection and personality variables of students enrolled in a counseling theories course. A discriminant function analysis was used to identify the personality traits that would determine theoretical orientation choice. No statistically significant results were found. Results indicated that students showed no personality-based preference of theory. Additionally, no significant differences were found on selected subscales of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (I. B. Myers, M. H. McCaulley, N. L. Quenk, & A. L. Hammer, 1998) and the Self-Directed Search (J. L. Holland, B. A. Fritzsche, & A. B. Powell, 1996; J. L. Holland, A. B. Powell, & B. A. Fritzsche, 1994).
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Myers Briggs Type Indicator