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作者 Marrs, Richard Welton
書名 A meta-analysis of bibliotherapy studies
說明 178 p
附註 Source: Dissertation Abstracts International, Volume: 55-05, Section: B, page: 2012
Director: Steven Brown
Thesis (Ph.D.)--Loyola University Chicago, 1994
Using meta-analysis, the efficacy of bibliotherapy treatments was examined. Bibliotherapy treatments were compared to control groups and therapist-administered treatments. The mean estimated effect size (d) of the 70 samples analyzed was +0.565. There were no significant differences between the effects of bibliotherapy treatments and therapist-administered treatments, as well as no significant erosion of effect sizes at follow-up. Bibliotherapy did appear more effective for certain problem types (assertion training, anxiety reduction, and sexual dysfunction) than for others (weight loss, impulse control, and studying problems). Overall, the amount of therapist contact during bibliotherapy did not seem to relate to effectiveness, but there was evidence that certain problem types (weight loss and anxiety reduction) responded better with increased therapist contact. Other moderator variables were also investigated. The limitations of the review were noted. Recommendations for future research were given, especially for more research on the commonly purchased self-help books and moderator analyses by personality type and reading ability
School code: 0112
Host Item Dissertation Abstracts International 55-05B
主題 Psychology, Clinical
Education, Guidance and Counseling
Psychology, Psychometrics
Alt Author Loyola University Chicago
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