Publication Date


Advisor(s) - Committee Chair

Carl Martray, James Craig, Ernest Owens

Degree Program

Department of Psychology

Degree Type

Master of Arts


Change in self-perception, assessed by the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), F scale and an experimenter developed self-perception measure, was examined for participants in facilitated and leaderless developmental groups and a control group. The subjects, students in sophomore level psychology courses, were administered the MBTI, F scale, and self-perception measure one week prior to the first developmental group session and one week after completion of nine group sessions. No significant difference was found in amount of change in self -perception between the three groups. It was concluded that brief low intensity developmental groups may not produce significant positive chance in self-perception as assessed by the MBTI, F scale or self-perception measure.


Developmental Psychology | Psychology | Social and Behavioral Sciences