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This research aimed to study the effects of Trotzer’s Group counseling on self-compassion and social adjustment of youths from divorced families. This quasi-experimental, pretest-posttest control group design. Sample size consisted of a total of 20 males and females, all 15-18 years old were willing to participate. Those with similar scores were paired together and a simple random sampling technique was employed to categorize the samples into two groups: an experimental group and control group with 10 persons each. The experimental group participated in 10 sessions of Trotzer’s Group Counseling conducted twice a week. Each session lasted 2 hours giving a total of 20 hours with the researcher as the group leader. The control group did not undergo Trotzer’s Group Counseling. Research instruments used were Trotzer’s Group Counseling, a personal profile questionnaire, a self-compassion questionnaire, and a social adjustment questionnaire. Analyses were performed by applying
Results indicated that the experimental group showed higher self-compassion and social adjustment after receiving Trotzer’s Group Counseling at the statistically significant level of .001. The experimental group showed higher self-compassion and social adjustment than the control group at the statistically significant level of .001.
The research finding indicated that the Trotzer’s Group Counseling can be optimized as a guideline for human resources, especially regarding education to apply the concepts and methodology of Trotzer’s Group Counseling for consultation and guidance. Moreover, guidelines can be used to initiate activities by including more theory options for effective group counseling. Findings can be adapted to develop good characteristics in children for happy cohabitation.