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ERIC Number: EJ994712
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 41
ISSN: ISSN-0193-3922
Group Leader Development: Effects of Personal Growth and Psychoeducational Groups
Ohrt, Jonathan H.; Robinson, E. H., III; Hagedorn, W. Bryce
Journal for Specialists in Group Work, v38 n1 p30-51 2013
The purpose of this quasi-experimental study was to compare the effects of personal growth groups and psychoeducational groups on counselor education students' (n = 74) empathy and group leader self-efficacy. Additionally, we compared the degree to which participants in each group valued: (a) cohesion, (b) catharsis, and (c) insight. There were no significant differences in empathy, group leader self-efficacy, or cohesion between the groups; however, members of the personal growth groups valued catharsis and insight more than members of the psychoeducational groups. Implications for group work educators and future research are discussed. (Contains 6 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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