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ERIC Number: ED117694
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Pages: 117
Abstractor: N/A
Bibliotherapy: Its Effect on Self-Concept and Self-Actualization.
Caffee, Claude Earl
This research was designed to investigate the therapeutic value of bibliotherapy in effecting changes in the growth process (self-concept and self-actualization) of the individual in group counseling. Forty-two secondary school students enrolled in a high school in Texas participated in the study on a volunteer basis. The subjects were assigned to one of three groups; group one met with the investigator each week and, in addition, subjects were assigned various materials to be read; group two was assigned reading materials and met on an individual basis periodically with the investigator to determine progress on assigned reading materials; and group three was a control group. All participants completed the Personal Orientation Inventory Scales and the Berger Acceptance of Self and Others Scale before and after the bibliotherapeutic treatment. It was found that bibliotherapy as defined in this study did not increase subjects self-concept and self-actualization scores; however, it was concluded that the value of bibliotherapy may lie in its ability to bridge the gap in developing deeper involvement in interpersonal relationships and more accepting activities toward others. (TS)
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
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Note: Ed.D. Dissertation, East Texas State University