Degree Type

Dissertation

Date of Award

2005

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy

Department

Human Development and Family Studies

First Advisor

Sedahlia Jasper Crase

Second Advisor

Cathy Hockaday

Abstract

This research utilized data from Reconnecting Youth in Iowa, a positive youth development program for at-risk students, to assess the relationship between two Adlerian psychology constructs: encouragement and social interest. Relevant survey questions utilized in outcome studies for the program were clustered into the theoretical constructs. Pearson product moment correlations revealed broad correlations between indicators of encouragement and social interest. Analysis of variance revealed there were significant difference between high, moderate, and low levels of encouragement on most social interest indicators. Implications for helping professionals and programmatic efforts are discussed.

DOI

https://doi.org/10.31274/rtd-180813-12

Publisher

Digital Repository @ Iowa State University, http://lib.dr.iastate.edu

Copyright Owner

Michael Patrick McClain

Language

en

Proquest ID

AAI3172237

File Format

application/pdf

File Size

119 pages

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