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ERIC Number: ED116082
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
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Value Changes in a Human Potential Seminar.
Fedell, John C.; Busky, Henry F.
The study was conducted to determine the effectiveness of the Human Potential Seminar in bringing about value and attitude changes consistent with the stated objectives of the course. The objectives of the seminar are an increase in self-affirmation, self-motivation, self-determination and an empathetic regard for others. The primary focus of the study is to assess whether the stated objectives of the Human Potential Seminar do, in fact, help students to build a system of values than can be beneficial to scholastic achievement and to develop a value system consistent with their future needs. The Personal Orientation Inventory was administered in order to test three hypotheses developed for this study. This inventory was administered to both the experimental and control subjects prior to any classroom discussion of personal values. The results of the study indicate that students taking the Human Potential Seminar show a significant positive value change when compared with developmental reading students. Awareness of one's value system should enhance one's potential for academic success. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Personal Orientation Inventory