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ERIC Number: ED171009
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Apr
Pages: 22
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Increasing Self Concept Through Outward Bound.
Svobodny, Linda A.
The study investigated the outcomes of two intervention programs for 60 male juvenile offenders (aged 13-17 years). Group I (30 Ss) were placed at a correctional camp facility modeled after the Outward Bound program, which incorporates a particular treatment concept designed to increase self esteem. Group II participants (30 Ss) were placed on probation within their home community. Pre- and post-treatment self concept scores were employed for both groups. Group I was given additional cognitive and social assessments. Research findings indicated that there was a significant difference in post-treatment self concept scores between Group I and Group II. The adjusted mean score for Group I was significantly higher than the adjusted mean for Group II. Group I made significant gains in self concept scores from pre-treatment to post-treatment assessment. Group II did not make significant gains. Investigation of the use of pre-treatment cognitive variables to predict post-treatment social adjustment scores for Group I revealed a significant proportion of the variance can be predicted. The single best predictor was pre-treatment arithmetic scores. (Author/SBH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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