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ERIC Number: ED024096
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Nov
Pages: 82
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Group Counseling and Personal Development.
Jeffs, George A.; And Others
Some 23 11th-grade underachievers were exposed to group counseling sessions once each week for a period of about eight months during the 1967-68 academic year. The purpose of the investigation was to determine if group counseling could produce changes among underachievers in motivation toward school, acceptance of self, and realism of occupational and educational aspirations. No significant difference in academic motivation scores between the counseled and noncounseled groups was found. The results of this investigation revealed that the counseled group made a significant change in mean self-acceptance score when compared to the gain made in self-acceptance by the noncounseled group. The counseled group at the termination of the program was selecting educational and occupational goals more in accord with their potential or more realistically, while the reverse was true of the noncounseled group. It may be concluded that group counseling might well promote more positive student acceptance of self as well as greater realism in occupational and educational goal selection. (Author)
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Authoring Institution: Edward W. Clark High School, Las Vegas, NV.