The knowledge and use of quantitative research by pastoral counselors

Daniel C. Henderson, John Gartner, Floyd A. Chambers

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Abstract

This study investigated the degree of training, experience and interest in quantitative research among pastoral counselors. It was found that a little over half of the subjects had had at least one statistics course and thought that research was valuable. However, less than 6% had ever published research and only one subject (less than 1%) had published more than two quantitative articles. This suggests there is a "research vacuum" in the field of pastoral counseling. There is no "scientific core" of scholars publishing a systematic program of research. Recommendations for ways to involve pastoral counselors more actively in research are made.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)39-45
Number of pages7
JournalPastoral Psychology
Volume40
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 1991

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Psychology
  • Religious studies
  • Applied Psychology
  • Sociology and Political Science

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