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ERIC Number: EJ1031685
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0193-3922
Group Cohesion in Experiential Growth Groups
Steen, Sam; Vasserman-Stokes, Elaina; Vannatta, Rachel
Journal for Specialists in Group Work, v39 n3 p236-256 2014
This article explores the effect of web-based journaling on changes in group cohesion within experiential growth groups. Master's students were divided into 2 groups. Both used a web-based platform to journal after each session; however, only 1 of the groups was able to read each other's journals. Quantitative data collected before and after the group experience revealed that group cohesion decreased from pre- to posttreatment for both groups. Qualitative data revealed that sharing individual web-based journals with other group members might intensify group dynamics in the early stages of group formation. Implications for the training of group counselors are discussed.
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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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