ERIC Number: ED049493
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Apr
Reference Count: 0
The Motivational Effect of Values as Content in Group Counseling with Underachieving Adolescents.
Blackman, Evelyn L.
Sixty-one adolescent subjects, defined as underachieving and non-motivated and who had been disciplinary problems at school, participated in one of three groups: (1) the experimental group which received vocational orientation and group counseling; (2) a control group which received vocational orientation only; and (3) a control group which received neither. All groups were given the Rokeach Value Survey, the results of which comprised the content for the experimental group's counseling sessions. Results indicated that group counseling, where the content induced meaningful self-revelation, had extended to improvement in achievement and a deceleration of disciplinary referrals. No positive changes were found in the two control groups. It is concluded that group counseling is effective with the population described and that the use of discussions of life values is a viable motivating force. (TL)
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Identifiers: Rokeach Value Survey
Note: Paper presented at the California Educational Research Association in San Diego, California, April 29-30, 1971