May 1, 1980
The Personnel and Guidance Journal
This article critically reviews research on two ways of practicing Values Clarification and Value Therapy. It views Values Clarification research as derived from its widespread practice, whereas Value Therapy is seen as derived from experimental research. In evaluations of the claims of the Glaser-Kirschenbaum article in this issue, two studies that sought to enhance self-esteem are described as related to Values Clarification goals. In evaluations of the claims of the research cited in the Rokeach-Regan article, one Value Therapy study, by Greenstein, is examined in detail. The author suggests a need to consider how these approaches work with different age groups.