ERIC Number: EJ836931
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Apr
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 17
Substance Abuse Counselors and Moral Reasoning: Hypothetical and Authentic Dilemmas
Sias, Shari M.
Counseling and Values, v53 n3 p195 Apr 2009
This exploratory study examined the assumption that the level of moral reasoning (Defining Issues Test; J. R. Rest, 1986) used in solving hypothetical and authentic dilemmas is similar for substance abuse counselors (N = 188). The statistical analyses used were paired-sample t tests, Pearson product-moment correlation, and simultaneous multiple regression. This study found that when solving dilemmas of a personal nature (authentic dilemmas), substance abuse counselors' level of moral reasoning was lower. Implications for counselor education are presented.
Descriptors: Substance Abuse, Counselor Training, Counseling, Moral Values, Thinking Skills, Problem Solving, Counselors, Statistical Analysis, Ethics, Surveys, Emotional Response, Decision Making
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: Virginia