The effectiveness of solution-focused group therapy in ethnic chinese school settings: A meta-analysis

Huoliang Gong, Weisu Hsu

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Abstract

In order to assess the effectiveness and the moderators of the effects of solution-focused group therapy (SFGT) in ethnic Chinese school settings, we used a meta-analytic method to synthesize 24 studies from Taiwan and China. The results showed that the overall effect sizes of SFGT’s immediate and follow-up effects were 1.03 and 1.09, respectively, and were positive and large in ethnic Chinese school settings. The overall SFGT immediate effect size was large for all school levels, except for junior high schools (d =.61). The overall SFGT immediate effect size for internalizing behavior problems was 1.06, and for family and relationship problems it was 94. This study offers significant evidence pointing to SFGT’s high degree of effectiveness in ethnic Chinese school settings. Implications for the use of SFGT in school settings and Chinese culture are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)383-409
Number of pages27
JournalInternational Journal of Group Psychotherapy
Volume67
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Jan 1

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