ERIC Number: ED040425
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Effectiveness of Group Counseling with Student Nurses.
Johnson, Richard W.; Leonard, Louise C.
In an effort to determine the effectiveness of group counseling with student nurses, 76 students enrolled in their first professional nursing course were randomly placed either in a counseling group or in a control group. As hypothesized, those students participating in the group counseling sessions received significantly higher grades in the practice part of the course than those who did not participate. No significant differences were found between the groups for theory grades or final grades. Each student had completed the Sixteen Personality Factor Questionnaire, but the results indicated that the influence of group assignment on the practice grades did not vary with the students personality characteristics. One finding suggested that the counseling sessions may have been most beneficial for students who scored low in self-suffiency on the questionnaire. Some limitations of the study and suggestions for further research are discussed. (Author/TL)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Coll. Personnel Association, Washington, DC.; Wisconsin Univ., Madison.
Note: Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American College Personnel Association in St. Louis, Missouri, March 16-18, 1970