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Znaczenie umiejętności interpersonalnych w pracy pedagoga szkolnego
The importance of interpersonal skills in the work of a school counsellor

Author(s): Bogumiła Bobik
Subject(s): Sociology
Published by: Wydawnictwo Wyższej Szkoły Gospodarki Euroregionalnej im. Alcide De Gasperi w Józefowie
Keywords: emotional support; self-disclosure; school counsellor; interpersonal skills; relationship initiation; assertive impacts

Summary/Abstract: The main aim of the study was to diagnose interpersonal skills of professionallyactive school counselors. The research was of diagnostic and descriptive nature. Interpersonal Competence Questionnaire (ICQ-R), compiled by Waldemar Klinkosz,Justyna Iskra and Magdalena Dawidowicz, was used to collect the research material.A diagnosis of five dimensions of interpersonal competences of counsellors, necessary for effective functioning in interpersonal relations was made. They were: initiating relationships, assertive interactions, self-disclosure, and emotional support. Theanalysis of research results indicates that the surveyed counsellors are people whoare able to initiate relationships, meet people and conduct conversations with them.In relations with others, they are focused on providing emotional support and self--disclosure; they are able to express their opinions and positions. They deal well withthe problems and conflicts that they have to solve in the educational environment.They can emphasize their position on important matters, and enforce their rights andclearly express expectations. Their interpersonal skills predispose them to performthe tasks of a school counsellor.

  • Issue Year: 44/2020
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 43-62
  • Page Count: 20
  • Language: Polish
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