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Social Interest and Differentiation of Self
Professional Issues in Counseling (2011)
  • Patrick Johnson, Portland State University
  • Adina J. Smith, Montana State University
In this study, we assessed the relationship between differentiation of self and social interest, providing a family systems conceptualization of the Adlerian concept. Participants were 813 college student volunteers who completed measures of differentiation and social interest. Results indicate that various dimensions of differentiation have unique effects on social interest. Implications of these results are discussed.
  • Family systems therapy,
  • Family therapy -- Family relationships,
  • Counseling -- Research -- Case Studies
Publication Date
Spring 2011
Publisher Statement
Copyright (2011) Sam Houston State University
Citation Information
Patrick Johnson and Adina J. Smith. "Social Interest and Differentiation of Self" Professional Issues in Counseling (2011)
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