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ERIC Number: ED013071
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Oct
Pages: 13
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SUMMER GROUP COUNSELING OF PHOENIX COLLEGE FRESHMEN.
GARNESKI, THOMAS M.; SPECTOR, IRWIN L.
IN SUMMER 1965, PHOENIX COLLEGE OFFERED A PILOT PROGRAM OF GROUP COUNSELING FOR PROSPECTIVE FRESHMEN. STUDENT VOLUNTEERS WERE OBTAINED THROUGH NEWSPAPER PUBLICITY AND PROMOTIONAL EFFORTS OF HIGH SCHOOL COUNSELORS. OF 267 APPLICANTS, 45 WERE ASSIGNED TO A CONTROL GROUP. THE EXPERIMENTAL GROUP WAS RANDOMLY DIVIDED INTO 23 SECTIONS, AVERAGING 12 STUDENTS EACH. THESE GROUPS MET IN 2-HOUR SESSIONS ON THREE DAYS WITHIN A 1-WEEK PERIOD OR TWICE WEEKLY OVER A 4-WEEK PERIOD. TESTING, VOCATIONAL INTERESTS, TEST INTERPRETATION, AND DISCUSSION OF COLLEGE POLICIES, CURRICULA, TERMINOLOGY, AND PROCEDURES CONSTITUTED THE CORE OF ACTIVITY AND DISCUSSION. IN AN ASSESSMENT OF THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THE PROGRAM, GRADE POINT AVERAGES, SEMESTER HOURS EARNED, AND DROPOUT RATES FOR THE COUNSELED AND NON-COUNSELED GROUPS WERE COMPARED AT THE END OF ONE SEMESTER AND ONE YEAR. COUNSELED GROUPS ACHIEVED AT SIGNIFICANTLY HIGHER LEVELS THAN THE CONTROL GROUP ON ALL MEASURES EXCEPT FOR THAT OF THE NUMBER OF SEMESTER HOURS EARNED. (AL)
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Authoring Institution: Maricopa County Community Coll. District, Phoenix, AZ.
Identifiers: ARIZONA; Phoenix College AZ