ERIC Number: ED041328
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
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The Effect of the Group Leader(s) Race on Group Counseling Undertaken to Improve Intergroup Attitude Among Racially Mixed Fifth and Sixth Grade Children.
The purpose of this study was: (1) to determine the effect, if any, that the race of the group leader has on the improvement in intergroup attitude of racially mixed elementary school students who participate in group counseling; and (2) to determine whether racially mixed groups of elementary students who participate in group counseling make more favorable improvement than those who engage in contact activities only. A total of 10 students were taken from the total fifth and sixth grade population who had been tested. These 10 were assigned to each of six groups: (1) one led by a white counselor; (2) one by a black counselor; (3) one by a black and a white counselor; (4) three control groups of the same composition. At the end of eight weeks, these subjects were post-tested on the same instruments as before. Findings include: (1) no differences in the mean gains in intergroup attitudes among the six groups; (2) no differences in gains in attitude between the counseled groups and control groups; (3) no differences in the mean gains in attitudes between any of the three experimental groups. The study produced no significant findings that would show group counseling to be an effective means of alleviating racial attitudes. (Author/KJ)
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Authoring Institution: West Virginia Univ., Morgantown.