Publication Date

2009

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Counselor Education

Abstract

The objective of this project is to conduct an archival qualitative and quantitative study on a current program, Women On The Move (WOTM), and assess the effectiveness of this program. WOTM engaged approximately ten women deemed low income heads of household, for eighteen months, in efforts necessary to move each woman and her household to sustainable economic self-sufficiency as measured by the Self Sufficiency Standard (SSS) and the women's personal self sufficiency goals. The methods used to conduct this research include an archival analysis of existing data from 2008. These data were compiled when the program was initially evaluated in 2008. The purpose of this study is to answer the question, how effective is a nine-month group teaching women how to build self-efficacy and economic self-sufficiency?

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