ERIC Number: ED221803
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Group Counseling vs. Self-Management in Improving College Study Behavior.
Nevels, Lourene A.
The present college population represents such a diversity of ability that counselors are being challenged to devise new methods of helping to improve study behaviors. College students (N=60) participated in a study to compare the effectiveness of two multicomponent approaches, i.e., group counseling/study skills instruction and cognitive/behavioral self-management, in improving study behaviors. Significant differences between gain scores among the four groups were found for study habits and debilitating anxiety, but not for study attitudes, facilitating anxiety, or grade point average. The two experimental treatment groups showed the greatest improvement in study habits; the self-management group showed the greatest decrease in debilitating anxiety. The findings suggest that improvement in study behaviors will be an issue requiring the attention of college counseling services for many years to come. (Author/JAC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Self Management
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (66th, New York, NY, March 19-23, 1982). Best copy available.