ERIC Number: ED228595
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Aug
Reference Count: 0
The Impact of Continuing Contact on Therapeutic Change.
Bradford, Carl E.
Past research has shown significant treatment versus control differences using paradox, although the literature often does not detail how the paradoxical directive is given to the client. College students (N=105) were tested with the Procrastination Log and the 40 with the highest scores were selected in order to study the effectiveness of paradox in changing students' procrastination habits. To determine if a one-interview or two-interview condition would be most effective, students were divided into four treatment conditions: (1) one interview; (2) one interview, rescheduled; (3) two interviews; and (4) no interview control. Counseling interviews included paradoxical interpretations and homework. Results from the dependent measures were largely negative. Students in all conditions appeared to improve on procrastination behavior over time. Overall, the findings did not yield information relevant to the one session versus two session issue. However, the findings appear relevant to the area of paradox research because of their lack of significance. (JAC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association (90th, Washington, DC, August 23-27, 1982).