Abstract

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.

Degree

MA

College and Department

Educational Inquiry, Measurement, and Evaluation

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Date Submitted

1960-8

Document Type

Thesis

Keywords

Bibliotherapy, Counseling research, Educational therapy

Language

English

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