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ERIC Number: ED085613
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Pages: 270
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Self-Concept Development in Inner-City Seventh Grade Youth as Affected by the Influence of Community School Counseling on Significant Others.
Hughes, Frances White
The primary objective in this study was to determine the extent to which counseling with significant adults (parents) for the purpose of modifying their attitudes, values, and behavior would manifest itself in the self-concept centered attitudes and values of their children after 13 weeks. A secondary purpose was to determine the effectiveness of the community school (3 to 9 P.M.) in creating for itself an ancillary guidance role to enhance and extend the services of the core program (9 A.M. to 3 P.M.). Subjects were 188 inner-city seventh grade youth from five participating junior high schools in Washington, D.C. Pretest-posttest gains of the subjects were determined by the California Test of Personality. Other participants were subjects' parents, who received the counseling and applied at home what they learned. There were three treatment groups: structured, unstructured (placebo), and control (nontreatment). Statistically significant gains were observed in the posttreatment awareness of the subjects in selected self-concept centered personal and social life adjustment techniques. The structured group process proved more effective than the unstructured group process for the 13-week period. In the flexible community school program, mortality was minimal. (Author/LP)
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Note: Ph.D. Dissertation, Catholic University of America