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ERIC Number: EJ1213118
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019
Abstractor: As Provided
Exploring the Impact of a Positive Psychology Intervention with Latina/o Adolescents
Vela, Javier Cavazos; Garcia, Christian; Whittenberg, James; Ikonomopoulos, James; Gonzalez, Stacey L.
Journal of School Counseling, v17 n6 2019
Latina/o adolescents may begin middle school with lower levels of life satisfaction, hope, and self-compassion. In the current study, a small-series (N = 5) single-case research design was implemented to evaluate the impact of a positive psychology group counseling experience to increase Latina/o adolescents' life satisfaction, hope, and self-compassion. Analysis of participants' scores on outcome measures yielded treatment effects indicating that the positive psychology group counseling experience may be effective for increasing hope, life satisfaction, and self-compassion. Given that the positive psychology approach was a promising approach for improving Latina/o adolescents' positive outcomes, implications for school counselors to integrate positive psychology into treatment processes are presented.
Descriptors: Intervention, Hispanic American Students, Case Studies, Psychology, Middle School Students, Group Counseling, Outcomes of Treatment, Life Satisfaction, Psychological Patterns, Daily Living Skills, Student Attitudes, Adolescents, School Counselors, Counseling Techniques, Academic Achievement, Well Being, Self Efficacy, College Attendance, Academic Aspiration, Goal Orientation, At Risk Students
Journal of School Counseling. Montana State University, College of Education, Health and Human Development, P.O. Box 172940, Bozeman, MT 59717. Tel: 406-994-4133; Fax: 406-994-1854; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://jsc.montana.edu
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Junior High Schools; Middle Schools; Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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