ERIC Number: ED039597
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Mar-23
Reference Count: 0
Effects of Growth Groups on Self Concept as Measured by the Tennessee Self Concept Scale. Preliminary Report.
Axelberd, Frederick J.
The current importance of growth groups in fostering and enhancing individual development gave rise to the research effort described herein. Its purpose is to determine whether or not an individual's self concept will change after involvement in a single twelve hour growth group. Subjects were four heterogeneous groups comprised of 39 individuals and a 21 member control group which received no growth group experiences. The Tennessee Self Concept Scale (TSCS) was used to evaluate participants prior to and after their group experiences. The findings include the following: (1) on pre-testing the control group scores were consistently higher on the Positive Self Concept scales; and (2) on the post-testing the growth group's Positive Self Concept scale scores equalled and, on three scales, surpassed those of the control group. The author concludes that the growth group's consistent self concept improvement should greatly encourage those persons who are committed to the development of this mode of group experience. (TL)
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Authoring Institution: American Personnel and Guidance Association, Washington, DC.; Georgia Univ., Athens.
Note: Paper presented at the American Personnel and Guidance Association Convention, New Orleans, Louisiana, March 23-26, 1970