Portland State University. Department of Psychology
Richard W. Wollert
Date of Award
Master of Science (M.S.) in Psychology
1 online resource (128 p.)
Group process questionnaire, Self-help groups, Psychometrics
The Group Process Questionnaire (GPQ), a 55-item rating scale, was developed by Richard Wollert in 1981 to assess perceptions of the frequency of processes occurring in self-help groups (SHGs). The GPQ was first employed by Wollert, Eakins, and Dixon (Note 1) as the primary data collection instrument in an ongoing investigation of urban SHGs. This investigation is one of a small number of empirical studies which have attempted to specify the range of SHG activities. Due to the relatively recent emergence of SHGs as topics of research, and the unique obstacles to research presented by the independent character of these groups, previous discussions of their methods of operation have been primarily theoretical and impressionistic in nature.
Eakins, Lucia Igou, "Psychometric properties of the Group process questionnaire" (1983). Dissertations and Theses. Paper 3251.