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Millaway, Jack H.,A Study of Failure in First and
Second Grade and Intervention Through Group Counseling.
Doctor of Education (Counseling and Student Personnel
Services), August, 1974, 125 pp. 15 tables, bibliography,
This investigation of failure in the first two grades
and the effectiveness of group counseling upon the failing
children seeks first to determine whether students who
have failed hold a different self-concept or attitude toward
school from those of students who have not. The second aim
is to determine the effect of group counseling on self-
concept and attitude toward school of failing students.
The third purpose is to analyze the implications of these
findings for elementary school counselors and teachers.
The investigation's two phases include a survey study
and an experimental study. The ninety-six subjects for the
survey phase were selected by identifying forty-eight first
and second grade students who failed their grade level in
the 1972-1973 school year, and by randomly selecting a
control group of forty-eight second and third grade students
who had not failed a grade.
For the experimental phase of the study, the forty-
eight failing students were divided into an experimental
group and a control group. Twenty-four were randomly
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Millaway, Jack Harmon. A Study of Failure in First and Second Grade and Intervention Through Group Counseling, dissertation, August 1974; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc500756/m1/2/: accessed October 17, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .