Characteristics of women working as child aides in a school-based preventive mental health program

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Abstract

Investigated whether a group of 50 adult women hired to work as nonprofessional mental health workers (child aides) were higher than 40 demographically comparable controls on attributes which, on an a priori basis, could be expected to be related positively to effective functioning in their role. Ss were compared on the Personality Research Form, the SVIB, the Marlowe-Crowne Social Desirability scale, a semantic differential, the Situational Response Test, and R. Hogan..s Empathy Scale. The groups were significantly differentiated from one another on a wide range of scales. The inference is drawn that the aide group possessed more desirable attributes than the control group for the role of nonprofessional mental health worker. (25 ref.) (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)56-61
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of consulting and clinical psychology
Volume39
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 1972

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Keywords

  • Empathy Scale
  • Marlowe-Crowne Social Desirability Scale scores, adult women child aides in preventive mental health program vs. matched controls
  • Personality Research Form
  • Situational Response Test
  • Strong Vocational Interest Blank, a semantic differential of role-related attitudes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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