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ERIC Number: ED167885
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Pages: 19
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
The Largest Intentional Change During the Past Two Years.
Tough, Allen
Intentional changes over the past two years in the lives of 45 women and men in Toronto were examined through interviews involving extensive probing and dialogue. The intentional changes turned out to be mostly through self-help. It was largely the person herself or himself who chose, planned, and implemented the change. The person often obtained significant help from friends and other peers, but only rarely from professionals or books. On four measures of magnitude and success, the changes were generally rated quite high regardless of whether or not they involved professional help. Results indicated that changes clustered into seven areas of life, involving: (1) job, training, or education; (2) human relationships, emotions, and self-perception; (3) enjoyable activities; (4) residential location; (5) body and physical health; (6) basic knowledge or skill in diverse situations; and (7) personal finances and home maintenance. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Canada
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association (86th, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, August, 1978)