ERIC Number: EJ480861
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1993
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Support Groups as Open Systems: A Model for Practice and Research.
Schopler, Janice H.; Galinsky, Maeda J.
Health & Social Work, v18 n3 p195-207 Aug 1993
On basis of literature review, distinguishes support groups from self-help and treatment groups. Proposes open systems model for understanding factors that affect support groups, for guiding interventions, and for evaluating their outcomes. Describes four conceptual dimensions: environmental conditions; participant group characteristics; group conditions; and outcomes. (Author/NB)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - General; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
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