Accession Number:

AD0766790

Title:

Counselor Effectiveness as a Function of a Personality Variable,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NAVAL TECHNICAL TRAINING COMMAND MILLINGTON TENN RESEARCH BRANCH

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1973-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

31.0

Abstract:

In military technical training and educational establishments, the large number of students compared with the number of professionally trained counselors, psychologists, and psychiatrists has resulted in the military services reliance on their senior enlisted men to perform as counselors in many situations. These men have little formal training as counselors but are experienced instructorssupervisors, as well as having much experience in their own technical speciality. The study investigates the role of a personality variable in military designated counselors in relation to the subsequent grade performance of the students counseled. The counselors were also evaluated on the basis of counseling evaluation forms filled out by the students. It was hypothesized that counselors with low scores on the California F-scale would be more effective as measured by both measures. Modified author abstract

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology
  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE