The Effects of Single and Multiple Models When Teaching Counseling Interviewing Behaviors

De WAYNE J KURPIUS, THOMAS C. FROEHLE, Sharon Kurpius

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Abstract

The effects of viewing a single model (one female model) as compared to viewing multiple models (two male and two female) were tested with 27 beginning master's degree students enrolled in a prepracticum course. Four measures of the dependent variable, open‐ended exploratory leads (OEEL's) were taken to allow for examination of both quantitative and qualitative differences due to the modeling conditions. Viewing multiple models, although not statistically superior to viewing a single model, did result in the highest means and smallest within treatment variation on all dependent measures. Only the quantity of produced OEEL's was significantly greater for those participants who viewed models as compared to those who did not. As a result of both the descriptive and inferential data, implications for the use of multiple and single models for counselor training are presented and discussed. 1980 American Counseling Association

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)29-36
Number of pages8
JournalCounselor Education and Supervision
Volume20
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1980

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology

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