Development of An Experiential Group Counseling Program for Promoting Meaning in Life Among Undergraduate Students in The Faculty of Education

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Issara rungtaweechai


     This research was an experimental research. (1) The purposes of this research were to develop the experiential counseling group program among undergraduates in the faculty of Education, (2) assess the effectiveness of using the experiential group counseling program, (3) study the meaning in life of undergraduate students Faculty of Education who participated in the experiential group counseling program. The instruments used in this research were the experiential group counseling program which used to enhance the meaning of undergraduates’ lives and the semi-structured interviews which asked about the meaning in life.

      The result showed that the score of experimental group was significantly higher than the control group at .05 level of significance in both post-experimental and follow-up periods. Moreover, it was found that the average score of the experimental group was higher than pre-experimental period at .05 level of significance. According to the result from the semi-structured interviews with the experimental group after participating in the experiential group counseling program, three main issues of the students’ meaning of life were reported that there were four issues in the personal efficacy, three issues in fulfillment and five issues in self- transcendence. Apart from the experimental group, the participants also had self-awareness, a clear meaning of lives and the methods to reach the goals they had been set.


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rungtaweechai อ. “Development of An Experiential Group Counseling Program for Promoting Meaning in Life Among Undergraduate Students in The Faculty of Education”. Mahachula Academic Journal, vol. 9, no. 1, Apr. 2022, pp. 90-107,
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