Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
Dr. Scott Harrington
This study investigated the extent to which various academic measures (MAT/GRE-v, undergraduate GPA, and ethnicity) and non-academic measures (MMPI-2 T scores, references, interview, and work experience) predict interpersonal characteristics and skills and intrapersonal functioning (counseling potential) in a graduate counseling program. Admission screening scores for 146 enrolled students were used to predict counseling potential measured by a thirteen item unifactor criterion developed from interviews with eleven expert faculty members. Multiple regression analyses demonstrated that the best predictors were ethnicity, MMPI-2 paranoia scale, references, and interview. Discriminant analyses failed to identify "problem students". The discussion focuses on the need for non-academic aspects in criterion development in counseling programs and design requirements for future selection studies.
Frost, Carol L., "An Examination and Investigation of Selection Criteria for Counseling Trainees" (1994). Student Work. 2527.