The thesis is concerned with a study of the effectiveness of literature of high literary and moral standards used as bibliotherapy with high school students to effect a change of personal and/or social attitudes , as evaluated by statistical measures. The study lies in the major field of Educational Research and Services, and in the minor field of English and Library Science. Bibiliotherapy attempts to use the influence of characters, ideas, situations, and information in literature as a means of presenting patterns and standards of behavior and evaluation. These are used to bring about an adjustment of personal concepts and values, which control action, as a means of coping wit h individual problems. Self-perception is the objective of bibliotherapy which is built on a re- conceptualized system of values based on personal feelings and experiences, first hand and vicarious.
College and Department
David O. McKay School of Education; Educational Inquiry, Measurement, and Evaluation
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Whiteford, June Gracey, "A Study of the Effectiveness of Bibliotherapy to Effect a Change of Attitudes as Measured Statistically" (1960). Theses and Dissertations. 8679.
Bibliotherapy, Counseling research, Educational therapy