This study investigated the effect of therapy/counseling groups on friendships of latency-age children lacking in social efficacy, referred for counseling by their homeroom teachers. Experimental students underwent weekly therapy in six small groups, whereas control students received routine academic counseling services over the same period (an entire school year). Self- and other-reported data confirmed significant gains in intimacy in best and second-best friends among experimental students, particularly the boys.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Social Psychology
- Developmental and Educational Psychology
- Sociology and Political Science