ERIC Number: ED099715
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Feb
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An Investigation of Self-Concept Differences and the Use of Group Counseling with Incarcerated and Nonincarcerated Juvenile Delinquents.
Eckstein, Daniel G.
This paper presents a study whose purpose was to help determine whether group counseling is one effective means of helping juvenile offenders help themselves. It also compared the significance of the self-concept in incarcerated and nonincarcerated juvenile delinquents. Two experimental groups received eight weeks of group counseling once a week for three hours, and were compared to two control groups on a pre-posttest of the Tennessee Self Concept Scale (TSCS). An analysis of the effects of group counseling indicated that none of the self-concept variables significantly distinguished the counseled groups. However, the following trends were noted: (1) the experimental group had 71 percent of the most positive self-concept changes; (2) there were no differences between the nonincarcerated experimental and control group as to the amount of most positive self-concept changes; and (3) the incarcerated experimental group had slightly more positive self-concept changes than did the nonincarcerated experimental group. The author offers several points to be considered when using group counseling with juvenile delinquents. (Author/PC)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Tennessee Self Concept Scale