Title

WORLDVIEW AND COUNSELING PREFERENCE - AN ANALOG STUDY

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

9-1-1992

Department

Psychology

Abstract

A 2 x 3 mixed factorial design was used to study the relationship between a person's dominant worldview (mechanism or organicism) and preference for three counseling approaches (behavioral, rationalist, and constructivist). A total of 90 undergraduate participants completed the Organicism-Mechanism Paradigm Inventory and subsequently evaluated three audiotaped presentations designed to depict counselors who were introducing their counseling approaches to a new client. Results revealed a significant interaction between world view and counseling approach-organicists exhibited a significant self-preference for constructivist counseling, whereas mechanists significantly preferred behavioral counseling for themselves and others. Implications of these findings for counseling and psychotherapy are discussed.

Publication Title

JOURNAL OF COUNSELING AND DEVELOPMENT

Volume

71

Issue

1

First Page

41

Last Page

47