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ERIC Number: ED003267
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1962
Pages: 135
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RELATIONSHIP OF GROUP COUNSELING TO SUBSEQUENT ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE AT THE COLLEGE LEVEL.
MATHIEU, PHILIPPA L.; AND OTHERS
THE RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN PERSONAL-INTERPERSONAL VARIABLES AND ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE WERE STUDIED. AN ATTEMPT WAS MADE TO DESCRIBE SOME OF THESE RELATIONSHIPS, AND TO DISCOVER PRACTICABLE MEANS OF FACILITATING THE KINDS OF GROWTH WHICH LEAD TO SOCIAL AWARENESS, PERSONAL COMPETENCE, AND ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE ON THE PART OF THE COLLEGE STUDENT. STUDENTS (ABOUT 300 IN ALL) USED IN THE STUDY WERE RANDOMLY SELECTED FROM HIGH-ACHIEVING AND LOW-ACHIEVING GROUPS IN A FRESHMAN ANTHROPOLOGY COURSE. THEY WERE ASSIGNED TO FOUR SUBGROUPS--(1) A COUNSELING GROUP DIRECTED BY AN EXPERIENCED GROUP LEADER, (2) A COUNSELING GROUP DIRECTED BY A SCHOOL COUNSELOR EXPERIENCED IN INDIVIDUAL THERAPY, (3) A CONTROL GROUP INVOLVED IN REMEDIAL STUDY, AND (4) A NO-TREATMENT GROUP. THE COUNSELING GROUPS MET TWICE WEEKLY FOR A PERIOD OF 8 WEEKS. PSYCHOMETRIC AND ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT DATA WERE GATHERED BEFORE AND AFTER COUNSELING. GROUP INTERACTION DATA WERE OBTAINED FROM TAPE RECORDINGS OF ALL COUNSELING SESSIONS. AMONG THE SIGNIFICANT RESULTS WERE--(1) ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE WAS NEGATIVELY RELATED TO RIGID AND AUTHORITARIAN ATTITUDES, (2) NO DIRECT RELATIONSHIP WAS FOUND BETWEEN GROUP PARTICIPATION AND EITHER ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE OR PERSONAL MATURITY, (3) HIGH-ACHIEVING STUDENTS TENDED TO BENEFIT MORE FROM GROUP INTERACTION THAN DID LOW ACHIEVERS, AND (4) GROUP COUNSELING TENDED TO BE ASSOCIATED WITH PERSONALITY AND CHANGES IN INTERPERSONAL PERCEPTION. (JC)
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Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison.
Identifiers: Barrett Lennard Relationship Inventory; MADISON; MINNESOTA MULTIPHASIC PERSONALITY INVENTORY; WECHSLER ADULT INTELLIGENCE SCALE; WISCONSIN