ERIC Number: ED103572
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Effects of a Group Counseling Model on Self-Concept and Related Variables with Adult Members of Disadvantaged Families. An Affective Evaluation Study. Counseling Services Report No. 20.
Mayotte, Alan C.; Conrad, Rowan W.
The study examines the effectiveness of theme-centered group counseling conducted by experienced professional counselors in impacting the self-confidence of disadvantaged adults and also the development of interpersonal and intrapersonal sensitivity. Major questions focused on ascertaining if: (1) self-concept developments of a sample of entering students were less favorable than those of the general population, (2) self-concept could be improved through the group counseling technique employed, and (3) improvement in self-concept differed between an eclectic cognitive cycle and two reference groups. Secondary questions regarding the effect of treatment on interpersonal and intrapersonal facility were also addressed. Subjects were drawn from students in the program and were assigned to various group counseling situations. Results are discussed in terms of differences between experimental subjects' entry scores and TSCS norms, differences between pre- and post-treatment TSCS scores and selected POI scales, comparison between treatment and reference groups on indicators of self-concept development, development of interpersonal and intrapersonal facility, and comparison between groups on these variables. Overall conclusions are that experimental subjects experience subnormal self-concept development at initiation of treatment, that counseling treatment positively impacts self-perception, and that the strongest impact is found in the theory focused group. (Author/SA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Mountain-Plains Education and Economic Development Program, Inc., Glasgow AFB, MT.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Personal Orientation Inventory; Tennessee Self Concept Scale