Personality Profiles of Undergraduate and Graduate Students in Rehabilitation Counselling and Services

Lee Za Ong, David Peterson, Julie A. Chronister, Chung Yi Chui, Fong Chan

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This study examined personality characteristics of undergraduate and graduate students in rehabilitation counselling programs. Cluster analysis of 204 NEO Five-Factor Inventory (NEO-FFI) personality profiles of these students indicated a three-cluster solution as optimal. These three personality clusters were identified as the Therapist Personality cluster, Case Manager Personality cluster, and the Sensitive Personality cluster. Implications for rehabilitation job roles, rehabilitation education, and counselling are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)92-106
Number of pages15
JournalThe Australian Journal of Rehabilitation Counselling
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Nov 1


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • Rehabilitation

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