Exploration of value dimensions from client therapist compatibility research

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http://hdl.handle.net/10150/278090
Title:
Exploration of value dimensions from client therapist compatibility research
Author:
Bergan, John Robert, 1965-
Issue Date:
1992
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © 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.
Abstract:
Past research suggests that development of a compatible client therapist relationship is enhanced when the client and therapist share certain values. The purpose of this study was to explore the nature of the value dimensions that have been identified. It was hypothesized that Spiegel's value orientation profile (Spiegel, 1985) would provide a reasonable representation of the structure of these value dimensions. The World Values Scale (Ibrahim & Kahn, 1986) and the Value Orientation Profile were administered to a sample of 121 students to assess their position on the dimensions from Spiegel's model. Confirmatory factor analysis showed that Spiegel's model appeared to provide a poor fit to the data from both instruments. Two one factor models were then tested assessing value placed on achievement and philosophical concerns respectively. These models were found to provide a good fit to the data. Future research is needed to further validate these models with different populations in different settings.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Psychology, Clinical.
Degree Name:
M.A.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Salomon, Varda

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dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleExploration of value dimensions from client therapist compatibility researchen_US
dc.creatorBergan, John Robert, 1965-en_US
dc.contributor.authorBergan, John Robert, 1965-en_US
dc.date.issued1992en_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.abstractPast research suggests that development of a compatible client therapist relationship is enhanced when the client and therapist share certain values. The purpose of this study was to explore the nature of the value dimensions that have been identified. It was hypothesized that Spiegel's value orientation profile (Spiegel, 1985) would provide a reasonable representation of the structure of these value dimensions. The World Values Scale (Ibrahim & Kahn, 1986) and the Value Orientation Profile were administered to a sample of 121 students to assess their position on the dimensions from Spiegel's model. Confirmatory factor analysis showed that Spiegel's model appeared to provide a poor fit to the data from both instruments. Two one factor models were then tested assessing value placed on achievement and philosophical concerns respectively. These models were found to provide a good fit to the data. Future research is needed to further validate these models with different populations in different settings.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectPsychology, Clinical.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.A.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorSalomon, Vardaen_US
dc.identifier.proquest1348443en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b27566365en_US
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