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ERIC Number: ED003370
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1964
Pages: 165
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THE EFFECTS OF GROUP COUNSELING ON SCHOOL ADJUSTMENT OF UNDER-ACHIEVING JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL BOYS WHO DEMONSTRATE ACTING-OUT BEHAVIOR.
COHN, BENJAMIN; AND OTHERS
THE APPLICATION OF GROUP COUNSELING WAS INVESTIGATED WITH RESPECT TO ITS EFFECT ON UNDERACHIEVING, ACTING-OUT, JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL BOYS. IN ADDITION, TWO OTHER EFFECTS WERE STUDIED--(1) THAT OF INVOLVING TEACHERS IN DISCUSSION GROUPS AND (2) THAT OF THESE DISCUSSIONS GROUPS ON TEACHER ATTITUDES. THREE COUNSELORS FROM DIFFERENT SCHOOLS IN SIMILAR SOCIOECONOMIC AREAS PARTICIPATED. EACH CONDUCTED TWO EXPERIMENTAL COUNSELING GROUPS AND A TEACHER DISCUSSION GROUP. STUDENTS IN THE SEVENTH AND EIGHTH GRADES OF ALL THREE SCHOOLS WERE TESTED FOR PROJECT SELECTION. EVALUATIVE INSTRUMENTS WERE USED WITH THE SELECTED SAMPLE BEFORE AND AFTER COUNSELING DURING 1 ACADEMIC YEAR FOR PURPOSES OF PRE- AND POST-TESTING. FOLLOWUP TESTING WAS ACCOMPLISHED 1 YEAR AFTER COUNSELING TO DETERMINE WHAT CHANGES WERE MAINTAINED BY THE STUDENT POPULATION. ALL STUDENT AND TEACHER MEETINGS (25 AND 13, RESPECTIVELY) WERE TAPE RECORDED. (EVALUATIVE INSTRUMENTS USED WITH STUDENTS AND TEACHERS, AND HOW THEY WERE USED, ARE DESCRIBED IN THE REPORT TEXT.) AS A DIRECT RESULT OF COUNSELING, THE EXPERIMENTAL GROUPS IMPROVED IN SELF-CONCEPT, LEANED MORE TOWARD NONCONFORMING BEHAVIOR, FELT THEY HAD DIFFICULTY ACCEPTING THEIR PEERS, AND WERE POORLY MOTIVATED TOWARD ACADEMIC WORK WHEN COMPARED WITH CONTROL GROUPS. AFTER 1 YEAR THESE EXPERIMENTAL STUDENTS BECAME MORE DELINQUENCY-PRONE THAN THEIR COUNTERPARTS. THE EFFECTS OF TEACHER DISCUSSION GROUPS AND THE RESULTS OF A PARENT SURVEY WERE DISCUSSED ALSO. (JH)
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Authoring Institution: Westchester County Board of Cooperative Educational Services, Bedford Hills, NY.
Identifiers: BEDFORD HILLS; NEW YORK