ERIC Number: EJ1057699
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 58
Development and Implementation of a Psychoeducational Group for Ghanaian Adolescents Experiencing Parental Divorce
Nkyi, Anthony K.
Journal for Specialists in Group Work, v40 n2 p243-264 2015
This article presents development and informal assessment of a 10-week psychoeducational program designed for 8 adolescent group members experiencing parental divorce in a rural community in Ghana. Group design, cultural considerations, program implementation, and impacts are described. The literature review pertaining to group work as an instrument for addressing parental divorce of adolescents is presented; group format and content within group sessions are discussed. The outcomes of this experience, as evidenced by a brief assessment questionnaire given before and after the group experience, indicate that completion of the group led to an increase in participants' knowledge of self-esteem, time management, anger management, peer relationships, educational goals, and psychological healing through spirituality. Implications for culturally informed group facilitation are discussed.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Psychoeducational Methods, Adolescents, Divorce, Family Structure, Rural Areas, Coping, Group Counseling, Program Development, Program Implementation, Program Effectiveness, Counseling Techniques, Self Esteem, Time Management, Psychological Patterns, Peer Relationship, Goal Orientation, Educational Objectives, Well Being, Spiritual Development, Cognitive Restructuring, Behavior Modification, Cultural Relevance, Interviews, Questionnaires, Attitude Measures
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
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Identifiers - Location: Ghana