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ERIC Number: ED060475
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Pages: 19
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A Summary and Analysis of Group Counseling Research in Higher Education.
Maloney, W. Paul
The purpose of this study is to summarize and analyze the reported experimental research on group counseling in higher education between 1955 and 1967. The research is summarized and analyzed in terms of the problems, hypotheses, samples, treatments, measurements, analyses, and results. Thirty-one studies are evaluated. The findings suggest that, in general, the research in group counseling is not disciplined, controlled research. The mixed and conflicting results of the research are indicative of the methods and procedures utilized in the studies. The research neither proves nor disproves the usefulness of group counseling in improving academic achievement, changing attitudes, or modifying personality variables. Other problems found relate to: (1) lack of adherence to the experimental design employed; (2) lack of specifically stated hypotheses or the failure to adhere to the hypotheses in the course of the study; (3) failure to delineate treatments with hypotheses; and (4) failure to use adequate samples and criteria measurements. Recommendations for improvement in future research are also offered. (RK)
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Authoring Institution: Fairfield Univ., CT.