32 17-25 yr old female clients were determined to be either field independent or dependent, using the Group Embedded Figures Test. During a counseling session in which vocational interest in teaching was discussed, Ss received 1 of 2 conditions. Ss in the touch condition received a total of 6 touches; Ss in the no-touch condition were not touched. After the session, Ss completed the State-Trait Anxiety Inventory, Self-Disclosure Questionnaire, and Counselor Rating Form. Ratings were also made of Ss' statements during the interview for actual self-disclosure. Results indicate that counselors were perceived as significantly more expert when they touched than when they did not. (12 ref) (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved).
- field independence vs dependence & touching vs no touching from counselor during initial counseling session, anxiety & self disclosure & ratings of counselor expertise, 17-25 yr old female clients
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Social Psychology
- Clinical Psychology
- Psychiatry and Mental health