The Development of Self Mastery through Neuro-Linguistic Programming Group Counseling


  • Tat Jarusaksri
  • Surin Suthithatip
  • Anong Wisessuwan


Group Counseling, Neuro-Linguistic Programming, Self Mastery, Adversity Intelligence, Emotional Intelligence, College Students


            The purposes of this research were: 1) to develop the Self Mastery Inventory (SMI) by integration of Adversity Intelligence and Emotional Intelligence; and 2) to study the effect of the Neuro-Linguistic Programming group counseling on the developed self mastery of the college students. The study was done in two stages. The first stage; on the development of the Self Mastery Inventory, the participants were 917 students studying at Burapha University. The second stage; The SMI developed by the researcher was implemented to 550 students. Students who scored lower than the 25 percentile was randomly selected to participate in group counseling. The 20 students were equally divided and randomly assigned into an experimental group and a control group. The two techniques of Neuro-Linguistic Programming, Global Unconscious Reframing (GUR) and Personal Power Radiator (PPR), were implemented in the group counseling intervention. Data were collected in three phases; the pretest, the posttest and the follow- up phases. Statistics for data analysis were a repeated measures ANOVA of one factor between the groups and one factor within the group, the Newman-Keuls procedure for the paired-different test. The main research findings were: 1) The Self Mastery Inventory comprised of 40 questions, which the combination of 10 factors, including achievement drive, empathy, ownership, self-awareness, stress tolerance, continuous learning, assertiveness, problem solving skill, adaptability, and optimism; and 2) The statistics significance at the .05 level were found on the college students who attended the Neuro-Linguistic Programming group counseling, they had higher self mastery scores at the posttest and the follow-up phase than at the pretest phase. There was an interaction effect between experiment method and the duration of time at the .05 level of significance.

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