Multidimensional perception of counselor behavior

Azy Barak, Michael B. LaCrosse

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Investigated S. R. Strong's prediction of the existence of 3 dimensions of perceived counselor behavior: expertness, attractiveness, and trustworthiness. Films of interviews given by C. Rogers, A. Ellis, and F. Perls were watched by 202 Ss, who rated each counselor on 36 bipolar scales. Ratings were then factor-analyzed separately for each counselor. Results support the existence of the hypothesized dimensions for Rogers and Perls but only 2 dimensions for Ellis. Implications of results for counseling and further research are discussed. (26 ref) (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)471-476
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Counseling Psychology
Issue number6
StatePublished - Nov 1975
Externally publishedYes


  • expertness & attractiveness & trustworthiness dimensions of perceived counselor behavior, college students

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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