Differential perception of counselor behavior

Michael B. LaCrosse, Azy Barak

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Investigated questions raised by previous research by A. Barak and M. B. LaCrosse (1975) regarding perceptions of counselor behavior. 127 undergraduates in 3 groups viewed a film of interviews given by Ellis, Perls, or Rogers and rated them on 36 bipolar items (Counselor Rating Form). Results indicate that the perceived dimensions of expertness, attractiveness, and trustworthiness were reliable as measured by the Counselor Rating Form and were moderately intercorrelated. Significant between- and within-counselor differences were found. Results are discussed in terms of perceived counselor behavior, and questions are raised concerning the source of individuals' perceptions. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)170-172
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Counseling Psychology
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 1976
Externally publishedYes


  • reliability & correlation of perceptions of counselor behavior, college students

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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