An analysis of linguistic differentials of students' self-referents as evidence of change during counseling
Kent, Alfred T.
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This research explored four techniques of language assessment of counselee behavior to see if linguistic patterning occurred during the counseling process and whether or not such patterning could be assessed. Linguistic patterns do occur in the counseling process and can be assessed in a functional manner through the analyses of taped sessions. Among the ten undergraduate counselees who participated in the 4 to 10 sessions analyzed for the study, it was possible to differentiate those "most improved" and those "least improved." Linguistic analyses supported by judges ratings, showed the "most improved" counselee had balanced frequencies of past, present and future tense usage; and shifted in their association-analogy categories toward a more frequent use of analogy and a less frequent use of association. The wide range of reliability coefficients reported previously partially accounts for the finding that the eight syntactical relationships and the three personal construct categories did not appear related to improvement in counseling as evaluated by the researcher and judges. [TRUNCATED]
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