Predicting expectations about counseling: Psychological factors and gender implications

Christine Robitschek, Amy R. Hershberger

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The authors replicated and extended prior research regarding the relations among stages of change and expectations about counseling for actual clients. They added testing the predictive effects of personal growth orientation and gender for clients' expectations about counseling. Results indicated that personal growth orientation and gender contribute to understanding clients' expectations about counseling and that these effects may interact. Prior counseling experience was not an important predictor of these expectations for men or women.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)457-469
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Counseling and Development
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jan 1 2005


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