Award Date

1-1-1992

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

Department

Psychology

Number of Pages

44

Abstract

This study investigated whether the scores of Mormons (members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints) differed from the validity results of the Couple's Pre-Counseling Inventory revised (Stuart & Jacobson, 1987). Significant differences were found between the validity study and responses from the subjects suggesting these (differences) are crucial areas to consider when dealing with Mormon couples. The importance for therapists and researchers to consider and employ client's values as a part of therapeutic endeavors is discussed. A client's specific values are proffered as identifying them as part of a subculture (e.g. members of a church) as equally important and recognizable as the readily identified cultural groups. Knowing the values of a subcultural or cultural group, how they are demonstrated via daily life, and how they differ from standard scores given in validity studies are recommended as important to the therapeutic process; providing insights that can increase the efficacy of therapy.

Keywords

Assessment; Clients; Comparison; Counseling; Couple; Couples; Inventory; Marital; Mormon; Normative; Perspective

Controlled Subject

Clinical psychology; Social service

File Format

pdf

File Size

972.8 KB

Degree Grantor

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Language

English

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Identifier

https://doi.org/10.25669/dkqn-t8gu


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