Facilitative Effectiveness of Elderly and Adolescent Volunteer Counselors in a Nursing Home Setting

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This study examined the effects of volunteer counselor training (empathy training versus information only) and age of volunteer (senior citizens versus adolescents) upon depression level of nursing home residents. Results showed that residents who received a volunteer counselor significantly improved (p < .01) in level of depression compared to the no volunteer control group. The empathy trained counselors were not significantly more effective than the information only group. The age of the. volunteer counselor was found not to be a significant variable.

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Nagel, Joseph December 1984.

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This study examined the effects of volunteer counselor training (empathy training versus information only) and age of volunteer (senior citizens versus adolescents) upon depression level of nursing home residents. Results showed that residents who received a volunteer counselor significantly improved (p < .01) in level of depression compared to the no volunteer control group. The empathy trained counselors were not significantly more effective than the information only group. The age of the. volunteer counselor was found not to be a significant variable.

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Nagel, Joseph. Facilitative Effectiveness of Elderly and Adolescent Volunteer Counselors in a Nursing Home Setting, dissertation, December 1984; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc332101/: accessed November 18, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .