Date of Award
Doctor of Education
Counselor Education and Counseling Psychology
Dr. Thelma Urbick
Dr. Lewis Walker
Dr. Joseph Morris
Dr. Robert Brashear
The purpose of this study was to investigate the present status of counseling services provided to juvenile delinquents in Jordan. More specifically, this study focused on the characteristics, priorities, major strengths and weaknesses, problems of counseling services provided to juvenile delinquents, portion of time spent in counseling juvenile delinquents individually and in groups, as perceived by juvenile probation officers and administrators in Jordan, and the academic courses studied by both groups which helped them to practice the profession of counseling with juvenile delinquents.
The subjects for this study consisted of 28 juvenile probation officers and 10 administrators. A questionnaire developed by Allen (1981) was adapted as a data-gathering instrument for this study. The data were obtained through a personal interview with each participant. The data were analyzed utilizing frequencies, percentages, mean, t test of difference in independent means, and chi square.
The analysis of the data by using the t test revealed no significant differences between the juvenile probation officers and administrators with regard to the characteristics, priorities, strengths and weaknesses, problems of counseling services provided to juvenile delinquents, time spent on individual counseling, and time spent on group counseling, as related to the counseling services provided to juvenile delinquents in Jordan. The results of chi-square tests revealed no significant differences between the juvenile probation officers and the administrators with regard to the academic courses studied, with the exception of theories of delinquency, legal and professional issues in the field of juvenile delinquency, and seminar in the field of juvenile delinquency, where more administrators had studied these academic courses than had the juvenile probation officers.
Zaghalil, Ahmad Suleiman, "An Assessment of the Counseling Services Provided to Juvenile Delinquents in Jordan through the Perceptions of Juvenile Probation Officers and Administrators" (1987). Dissertations. 2229.