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ERIC Number: ED227428
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Aug
Pages: 18
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Reference Count: 0
An Investigation of Community: Future Focus for Counseling Psychology.
Williams, Vernon
Attention within counseling psychology has broadened in the last decade to include the larger community within which an individual exists. Measures of the eight elements of community identification by Roberts (1980) were administered to students on two residence hall floors. The group on one floor served as an experimental group and explored in four sessions, ways to enhance community. The other group served as a control. Both groups were again questioned at the end of one semester. Analyses of results showed a new emphasis on involvement with each other and possibly on leadership on the experimental floor. Results also indicated that the Roberts-identified areas not revealing differences were those pertaining to physical environment, change and continuity, trust, and purpose. Those areas most consistently different involved perception of the social environment and coping skills. (PAS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association (90th, Washington, DC, August 23-27, 1982).