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ERIC Number: EJ1170468
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0193-3922
"Sticking Together": The Adolescent Experience of the Cohesion Process in Rural School Counseling Groups
Gray, Tara M.; Rubel, Deborah
Journal for Specialists in Group Work, v43 n1 p35-56 2018
The purpose of this study was to develop a grounded theory of how adolescents experience the cohesion process in rural school counseling groups. A total of 20 individual interviews with 7 participants were conducted. Data analysis generated the central category of the cohesion process as "sticking together," which describes a "tight bond." Feelings of belonging, positive feelings, open social interactions, and lasting connections further characterize the cohesion process as experienced by adolescent participants. This study provides a qualitative, descriptive view of how adolescents experience the cohesion process in school counseling groups. Implications for counselors and future research are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Language: English
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