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ERIC Number: EJ864000
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Dec
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0165-0653
Effects of a Peer Helping Training Program on Helping Skills and Self-Growth of Peer Helpers
Aladag, Mine; Tezer, Esin
International Journal for the Advancement of Counselling, v31 n4 p255-269 Dec 2009
The purpose of this study was to develop a peer helping training program for university students in Turkey and to examine its effectiveness in improving the helping skills and self-growth of peer helpers. A pre-test, post-test, follow-up-test experimental design, involving a treatment and control group, was carried out with a total sample of 31 undergraduate participants. Results indicate that there was a significant difference between treatment and control groups in specific measures of empathic and reflection skills, but not in communication skills as a general measure. Significant improvements also were found in the treatment group participants' self-esteem and self-acceptance in regard to time.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Turkey