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ERIC Number: EJ857160
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0034-3552
Willingness of Graduate Students in Rehabilitation Counseling to Discuss Sexuality with Clients
Juergens, Maria Helena; Smedema, Susan Miller; Berven, Norman L.
Rehabilitation Counseling Bulletin, v53 n1 p34-43 2009
The purpose of this study was to obtain a greater understanding of the willingness of graduate students in rehabilitation counseling to discuss sexuality with clients. This was done by testing a model of factors predicted to influence the willingness of rehabilitation counseling master's students to discuss sexuality with clients, using path analysis. The results of this study suggest that sexuality knowledge, sexuality education, attitudes toward the sexuality of people with disabilities, and comfort with sexuality affect the willingness of rehabilitation counselors to discuss sexuality with clients, with sexuality knowledge and comfort with sexuality having direct effects on willingness. Understanding the relationships between these variables may facilitate the design of interventions that promote the willingness of rehabilitation counselors to discuss sexuality with clients. (Contains 2 figures and 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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