THE EFFECTS OF VALUE SIMILARITY AND CLIENT LOCUS OF CONTROL ON CONVERGENCE AND IMPROVEMENT.

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Title:
THE EFFECTS OF VALUE SIMILARITY AND CLIENT LOCUS OF CONTROL ON CONVERGENCE AND IMPROVEMENT.
Author:
ARIZMENDI, THOMAS GEORGE.
Issue Date:
1983
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
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Abstract:
According to previous research results, the relationship between initial (pretherapy) patient-therapist value similarity and psychotherapy outcome is not clear. In this study, 45 adult outpatients were examined with the intention of clarifying the relationship between patient-therapist value similarity, convergence, patient locus of control, and improvement. As hypothesized, initial similarity was negatively correlated with convergence and convergence was correlated with therapist-rated improvement. Also, when improvement was measured within the realm of specific symptoms, especially symptoms of paranoia and interpersonal sensitivity, additional significant findings were discovered involving the correlation of initial similarity as well as locus of control with improvement. In general, this study suggested the need for evaluating improvement within specific areas of functioning and through the use of several rating sources such as the patient, therapist, and an independent rater(s).
Type:
text; Dissertation-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Psychotherapist and patient.
Degree Name:
Ph.D.
Degree Level:
doctoral
Degree Program:
Psychology; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Committee Chair:
Bautler, Larry

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dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleTHE EFFECTS OF VALUE SIMILARITY AND CLIENT LOCUS OF CONTROL ON CONVERGENCE AND IMPROVEMENT.en_US
dc.creatorARIZMENDI, THOMAS GEORGE.en_US
dc.contributor.authorARIZMENDI, THOMAS GEORGE.en_US
dc.date.issued1983en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractAccording to previous research results, the relationship between initial (pretherapy) patient-therapist value similarity and psychotherapy outcome is not clear. In this study, 45 adult outpatients were examined with the intention of clarifying the relationship between patient-therapist value similarity, convergence, patient locus of control, and improvement. As hypothesized, initial similarity was negatively correlated with convergence and convergence was correlated with therapist-rated improvement. Also, when improvement was measured within the realm of specific symptoms, especially symptoms of paranoia and interpersonal sensitivity, additional significant findings were discovered involving the correlation of initial similarity as well as locus of control with improvement. In general, this study suggested the need for evaluating improvement within specific areas of functioning and through the use of several rating sources such as the patient, therapist, and an independent rater(s).en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeDissertation-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectPsychotherapist and patient.en_US
thesis.degree.namePh.D.en_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.disciplinePsychologyen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.chairBautler, Larryen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberKahn, Marvinen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberPool, Ronalden_US
dc.contributor.committeememberChristensen, Oscaren_US
dc.contributor.committeememberNewlon, Bettyen_US
dc.identifier.proquest8323734en_US
dc.identifier.oclc690026927en_US
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