The authors would like to thank the staff of the Counseling Center at the University of Iowa for their assistance in this research project.
CLIENT PREFERENCE FOR COUNSELOR GENDER
Version of Record online: 28 JUL 2006
Psychology of Women Quarterly
Volume 15, Issue 2, pages 317–321, June 1991
How to Cite
Lee Stamler, V., Christiansen, M. D., Staley, K. H. and Macagno-Shang, L. (1991), CLIENT PREFERENCE FOR COUNSELOR GENDER. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 15: 317–321. doi: 10.1111/j.1471-6402.1991.tb00799.x
- Issue online: 28 JUL 2006
- Version of Record online: 28 JUL 2006
- First draft received: May 31, 1990, Final draft received: January 28, 1991
This article presents the results of an investigation of male and female clients' expressed preferences for gender of their counselor. The study addressed two major comparisons: clients with a preference for therapist gender versus those without a preference, and clients with a preference for a male therapist versus those with a preference for a female therapist. LOGIT analyses indicate significant relationships among sex of the client, sex of the intake counselor, whether or not clients express a preference, and whether they express a preference for a male or female counselor. Results also suggest an influence of the sex of the intake counselor. Results are discussed in terms of their implications for counseling and research activities.