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ERIC Number: EJ772790
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jul
Pages: 21
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 45
ISSN: ISSN-0193-3922
Developmental Model Using Gestalt-Play versus Cognitive-Verbal Group with Chinese Adolescents: Effects on Strengths and Adjustment Enhancement
Shen, Yih-Jiun
Journal for Specialists in Group Work, v32 n3 p285-305 Jul 2007
This study compared the effectiveness of short-term developmental group counseling applying Gestalt-play versus cognitive-verbal approaches with Taiwanese adolescents. On a measure of behavioral and emotional strengths, teachers reported significant changes in students' overall behavioral and emotional strengths measured via total scores. Specific areas measured via subscores, included (a) family involvement which was enhanced primarily by the Gestalt-play approach and (b) affective strength which was enhanced primarily by the cognitive-verbal approach. In contrast, parents reported no significant changes. On a measure of school and social adjustment, teachers and students' peers reported weak intervention impacts. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Grade 7; Grade 8; Junior High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: China; Taiwan
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Behavioral and Emotional Rating Scale