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ERIC Number: ED032575
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Pages: 27
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A Diagnostic Aid to Facilitate Counseling with Academic Underachievers.
Grossman, Jack H.
The purpose of this study was to develop a tool which would have practical value to counselors in diagnostic work dealing with underachievers. The Special Incomplete Sentences Blank (SISB) was developed as a means of providing students with latitude for expressing their feelings regarding issues which may concern them. Subjects were selected from the sophomore class of a boys' Catholic high school. They were selected on the basis of grade point average, intelligence quotients, and reading test scores. After being administered to a group of low, under, and high achievers, the SISB showed that when compared to the two former groups, high achievers: (1) consider school less burdensome, (2) have a higher self value, and (3) are not as rebellious toward authority. Other differences are noted. Of special interest is the finding that bright under achievers do not differ from low achievers in most dimensions investigated. It appears that this test shows promise as a diagnostic tool, and as an aid to counseling students. Scoring criteria for the SISB is included. (Author/KJ)
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Authoring Institution: De Paul Univ., Chicago, IL. School of Education.