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NCJ Number: 123124 Find in a Library
Title: Effects of Counselor Gender and Drinking Status on Perceptions of the Counselor
Journal: Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education  Volume:35  Issue:3  Dated:(Spring 1990)  Pages:38-53
Author(s): M E Johnson; D G Prentice
Date Published: 1990
Page Count: 16
Type: Survey
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Using an analogue format, this study investigated the effects of counselor gender and drinking status on 93 mandated clients' perceptions of counselor trustworthiness, expertness and attractiveness, and confidence in the counselor.
Abstract: Results revealed no differences between ratings of recovering alcoholic, nonalcoholic, or no-statement counselors on any of the dependent measures. These findings are discussed relative to the prevalent assumption of the superiority of recovering alcoholics as alcoholism counselors. (Author abstract)
Main Term(s): Alcoholic beverage consumption; Counselors
Index Term(s): Individual behavior; Role perception
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