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ERIC Number: ED022283
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
Pages: 82
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An Investigation of the Effect of Group Counseling on Educable Mentally Retarded Boys' Concepts of Themselves in School.
Mann, Philip H.
The effects of group counseling on the self concepts and behavior of educable mentally retarded boys in the public schools were studied in two groups of 18 boys each with behavior problems (ages 9 to 13, IQ's 56 to 80). The variables of anxiety, achievement in reading and arithmetic, deportment, and attendance were also examined. Once a week for 12 weeks, the experimental group received group counseling while the control group received a library study situation. Both groups were administered two self concept scales and one anxiety scale and were rated by teachers on reading, deportment, and arithmetic. Results indicated that the experimental group scored significantly higher (p=.05) on The Children's Self Concept Scale, exhibited greater anxiety reduction as measured by The Children's Manifest Anxiety Scale (p=.05), received higher teacher ratings for reading and arithmetic (p=.05) and for deportment (p>.05). There were no significant differences between the groups on The Way I Feel About Myself Scale or in attendance, nor were any significant differences found for any of the three tests comparing the upper and lower 50% of the experimental group by age and IQ. (MY)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
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