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ERIC Number: ED014955
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1964-Dec
Pages: 11
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
GROUP COUNSELING-PLUS--INCREASING SCHOOL SUCCESS OF JUNIOR COLLEGE STUDENTS.
DESSENT, SHIRLEY C.
TO TEST THE HYPOTHESIS THAT STUDENTS ON ACADEMIC PROBATION WHO RECEIVED SUPPORT AND INSIGHT FROM A GROUP WOULD OBTAIN HIGHER GRADE POINT AVERAGES THAN THOSE WITHOUT SUCH AN EXPERIENCE, THE RECORDS OF AN EXPERIMENTAL GROUP OF 30 PROBATIONARY STUDENTS WERE MATCHED ON THE BASIS OF AGE, SEX, AND NUMBER OF UNITS TAKEN, MARITAL STATUS OF PARENTS, ACADEMIC OR VOCATIONAL PROGRAM, AND ENTRANCE TEST SCORES. IN 10 UNSTRUCTURED GROUP SESSIONS, EXPERIMENTAL SUBJECTS DISCUSSED PRESENT STUDY PROBLEMS, SCHOOL EXPERIENCES, AND INTERPERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS. ACADEMIC ADVISEMENT AND INDIVIDUAL COUNSELING WERE ALSO PROVIDED. OF THE EXPERIMENTAL GROUP, 56 PERCENT EARNED A 2.0 OR HIGHER GPA AT THE END OF THE SEMESTER, AS COMPARED WITH 26 PERCENT OF THE CONTROL GROUP. IN 76 PERCENT OF THE CASES, INDIVIDUALS IN THE EXPERIMENTAL GROUP RECEIVED HIGHER GRADES THAN THEIR CONTROL GROUP COUNTERPARTS. THREE EXPERIMENTAL GROUP MEMBERS AND NO CONTROLS EARNED A 3.0 GPA. STUDENTS IN THE EXPERIMENTAL GROUP WERE ALSO OBSERVED TO IMPROVE IN APPEARANCE AND DRESS, BEGIN JOINING CLUBS, INCREASE DATING, AND OBTAIN PART-TIME WORK. IN SOME CASES, PARENTS INFORMED THE COLLEGE OF IMPROVED FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS. TWO SOURCES OF POSSIBLE BIAS ARE THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN THE GROUPS WITH RESPECT TO EDUCATION OF THEIR FATHERS AND THE EXPERIMENTAL GROUP'S LARGER NUMBER OF STUDENTS RETURNING TO COLLEGE AFTER AN ABSENCE. (WO)
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Education Level: N/A
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Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Glendale Junior Coll., CA.
Identifiers: CALIFORNIA; California (Glendale)
Note: Document is not reproducible.