ERIC Number: EJ363250
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: 0
Persuasion in a Self-Help Group: Processes and Consequences.
Jurik, Nancy C.
Small Group Behavior, v18 n3 p368-97 Aug 1987
Examined techniques of persuasion used in self-help organization for persons with mental problems. Concludes that successful affiliation with the group is a conversion process and that, although acceptance of the organizational ideology may facilitate an individual member's recovery, it simultaneously reinforces an understanding of mental problems as caused by individual inadequacies. (Author/NB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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