Factors affecting mothers' and adolescent sons' preference for family counseling approaches

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James Alan Wachsmuth (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/
James Benshoff

Abstract: This study investigated whether the preferences of mothers' and adolescent sons' for three different counseling categories were affected by participant's (a) race, (b) socioeconomic status, (c) client status, (d) previous counseling experience, (e) total number of concerns, (f) most important concern, and (g) mother's level of depression. The three family counseling categories were the historical, structural, and experiential outlined by Levant (1980), and presented to the mothers and sons in a vignette format created by the researcher. The Beck Depression Inventory (Beck, Ward, Mendelson, Mock, & Erlbaugh, 1961) was used to assess mothers' level of depression. A researcher-developed survey of presenting issues was used to identify mothers' and sons' concerns as well as the concern they identified as most important. Responses were received from 153 mother/adolescent son dyads, with 133 used in the final data analysis.

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Language: English
Date: 1995
Family counseling
Mothers and sons $x Counseling

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