ERIC Number: EJ775258
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Apr
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Development and Use of the Helping Skills Measure to Assess Client Perceptions of the Effects of Training and of Helping Skills in Sessions
Hill, Clara E.; Kellems, Ian S.
Journal of Counseling Psychology, v49 n2 p264-272 Apr 2002
The Helping Skills Measure (HSM) was constructed to assess client perceptions of the helping skills used by beginning helpers in sessions. Exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses indicated 3 scales (Exploration, Insight, Action) that were internally consistent and moderately to highly intercorrelated. Scores on all 3 HSM scales increased after training in helping skills. Client perceptions of helping skills contributed significantly to the prediction of client evaluation of session quality beyond the contribution of client perceptions of the therapeutic relationship. Hence, the HSM can be used to evaluate client perceptions of helper skills and the effects of helping skills training.
Descriptors: Counselor Client Relationship, Factor Analysis, Counseling Effectiveness, Client Characteristics, Helping Relationship, Training, Evaluation
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