A growth/awareness group experience : assessment of change in personality related to social interaction

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dc.contributor.advisor Baumann, Karen S. en_US
dc.contributor.author Phillips, Larry R. (Larry Robert), 1946- en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-03T19:29:57Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-03T19:29:57Z
dc.date.created 1974 en_US
dc.date.issued 1974
dc.identifier LD2489.Z64 1974 .P44 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/handle/179596
dc.description.abstract The purpose of the study was to evaluate a growth/awareness group experience by determining the effects of the group on interpersonal personality characteristics of the participants as measured by six selected scales of the California Psychological Inventory (Dominance, Capacity for Status, Sociability, Social Presence, Tolerance, and Good Impression). The two main null hypotheses stated that (1) there would be no differences between the experimental (treatment) group, the informed control group, and the uninformed control groups on the six scales of the California Psychological Inventory, dealing with social interaction and (2) if change occurred, the change would not be sustained over a three month period. Eighteen sub-hypotheses in all were tested statistically with non-parametric Kruskal-Wallis One-Way Analysis of Variance and the Wilcoxon Matched-Pairs Signed Ranks Test.The population of the study included seventeen experimental group participants, who volunteered in response to advertisements and took part in a three day (fifteen hour) growth/awareness group led by three experienced doctoral students in counseling. Two control groups were utilized: (1) an informed control group of twenty-two who knew about the experiment and stated that they would, if they could at a more appropriate time, participate in this or a similar group, and (2) an uninformed control group of twenty-seven who were taken from two university classes and were told nothing about the testing or the experiment. These three groups were not statistically different on their pre-test scores. Neither control group received any treatment.The group or treatment was a combination of exercises used in sensory awareness, sensitivity training, and human relations training groups. The activities were highly to moderately structured with a low to moderate level of threat (encounter or confrontation). The leaders were used as directors, giving instructions and facilitating the execution of the exercises. The leaders did not take an active part in interaction.Six scales of the California Psychological Inventory were administered to all three groups before and after the group experience. Analysis of the data revealed no significant difference between groups at the .05 level of confidence on any of the six scales of the California Psychological Inventory. Experimental group participants were administered the same instrument three months after the last group meeting. Statistical procedures for sustained growth were not significant. en_US
dc.format.extent v, 108 leaves ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Social interaction. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Group relations training. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Group counseling. en_US
dc.title A growth/awareness group experience : assessment of change in personality related to social interaction en_US
dc.type Vita. en_US
dc.description.degree Thesis (D. Ed.) en_US
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/415332 en_US

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