ERIC Number: ED103573
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Jun
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Impact of Group Counseling on Self and Other Acceptance and Persistence with Rural Disadvantaged Student Families. Counseling Services Report No. 15.
Schwager, Herbert A.; Conrad, Rowan W.
The current study examined the effectiveness of a theme-centered developmental group model focusing on communications and on the differential effects of two group settings for counseling delivery. The subjects were 32 young, disadvantaged adults, consisting of 15 married couples and two divorced females, who were randomly assigned to spouse together and spouse apart treatment options focusing on the Minnesota Couples Communication Program (MCCP). The success criteria were improved self and other acceptance as measured by the Berger Self Acceptance Scale. Both settings showed significant improvement on each acceptance variable with no significant difference observed between treatment settings, leading to the conclusion that the MCCP is an effective vehicle for improving self and other acceptance in the population in both spouse together and spouse apart treatment settings. (Author/SA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Authoring Institution: Mountain-Plains Education and Economic Development Program, Inc., Glasgow AFB, MT.