The Effects of Group Counseling with Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy on Prosocial Behaviors of Undergraduate Students
The purposes of this research were to study the effect of group consulting with rational emotive behavior therapy on prosocial behavior of undergraduate students. The samples were undergraduate students of Music and Performing Arts Burapha University, academic year 2017, had a low level of prosocial behavior scores. There were 30 volunteers in the experimental, of which 15 were experimental group and 15 control group. The experimental group received a group counseling based on rational emotive behavior therapy for the development of prosocial behaviors, 10 sessions, 60 minutes, twice a week for 5 weeks, and the control group did not receive the group counseling. Data were collected by three phases of measurement; pre-test, post-test and follow-up. The data were analyzed by average, standard deviation, and t-test.
The results showed that the experimental group had higher prosocial behavior score at the post-test and follow-up than the control group were statistically significant at .05 level. The experimental group had prosocial behavior scores in the post-test and the follow-up higher than pre-test were a statistically significant at .05 level.
Keyword prosocial behavior, group counseling,
rational emotive behavior therapy