ERIC Number: ED024982
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Sep-1
Reference Count: 0
Peer: Planned Experiences for Effective Relating. An Audio Tape Program for Self-Directed Small Groups.
Berzon, Betty; And Others
Planned Experiences for Effective Relating (PEER), a 10-session audio-tape program for self-directed personal growth groups, was tested with two experimental populations, county labor camp inmates and university students. There were approximately eight persons in each group. Participants conducted their own sessions, using the PEER Program tapes for guidelines. The results indicate that subjects who participated in PEER groups experienced a position change in their self-concepts, while control subjects showed no change in their self-concepts over the same period. The PEER group experience appeared not to affect participants' sense of personal efficacy, nor were there changes on this measure for the control subjects. The findings indicate that self-directed groups, using carefully planned program materials, can be effective in promoting personal and organizational growth. (Author/KP)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Psychological Association, Washington, DC.
Note: Symposium at American Psychological Association Convention, San Francisco, California, August 30 through September 3, 1968.