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ERIC Number: ED030171
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Aug
Pages: 115
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The Application of A Special Counseling Technique to Maladjusted Under-Achievers; A Pilot Project. Final Report.
Winger, Leland J.
This research tests, in a school situation, the ability of the "Otto Self-Concept Improvement Counseling Technique" (OSCICT), when applied to maladjusted underachievers, to improve their self-concept and scholastic ability. In an attempt to measure the effectiveness of the OSCICT on employability of participants, a followup was made six months after the students left the program. The three groups used in this study were drawn from enrollees of two Manpower Development and Training Act Special Youth Projects in Utah, in 1966-68. It was hypothesized that members of the Experimental Group would have lower ending scores on both the California "F" Scale and the Mooney Problem Checklists, and higher ending scores on the Winger Behavior Inventory, Iowa Tests of Educational Development, and the Lorge-Thorndike. It was further hypothesized that the effects of the OSCICT would carry over to the world of work. Most hypotheses were substantiated. Followup results were inconclusive for lack of sufficient returns for statistical analysis. The author recommends the OSCICT as an effective method for improving a maladjusted underachiever in the areas of personality deficiencies. Tables of test findings are appended. (Author/CJ)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
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