The Effect of Perception of Control of the Client on Diagnostic, Outcome and Satisfaction Variables in a Counseling Relationship
Date of Award
Dissertation - Restricted
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
The purpose of this study will be to explore 1) whether there will be any difference in mean locus of control scores first between client-perceived diagnosis and second between counselor-perceived diagnosis of the client's problem and its cause both before and after counseling, 2) whether there are possible diagnostic discrepancies between counselor's and client's perception of the client's problem and its cause before and after counseling in low, middle, high and combined control groups, 3) whether there are possible changes in the counselor's and client's perception of the client's problem and its cause between intake and termination in low, middle, high and combined control groups, and 5) whether locus of control has any relationship to the client's satisfaction with the outcome of counseling in resolving the cause of his problem.