ERIC Number: ED124231
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Apr-12
Reference Count: N/A
A T-Group Approach Advanced by Third-Force Learning Theorists and Applied to a College Class Population with Change Potential Measured by Two Self-Actualization Factors.
Reda, Mario R.
In order to measure the effect of a human relations, sensitivity training, T-group course offering in the sociology curriculum at the College of DuPage, the Personal Orientation Inventory, an instrument designed to measure self-actualization, was administered to 13 students before and after their participation in a semi-intensive, nonresidential, T-group experience over two consecutive weekends. A comparison of the group's performance before and after the T-group experience revealed significant changes over the two scales measuring: (1) an individual's ability to utilize time in the Present; (2) an individual's ability not to be overly directed by others. Besides measuring the affective change for students in the T-group, this study explores the union among traditional learning theories, gestaltists, field theorists, third-force, and humanistic theorists by means of a comprehensive literature review. (NHM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn, IL.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Personal Orientation Inventory