Is it the unexpected experience that keeps them coming back? Group climate and session attendance examined between groups, between members, and between sessions.

@article{Kivlighan2014IsIT,
  title={Is it the unexpected experience that keeps them coming back? Group climate and session attendance examined between groups, between members, and between sessions.},
  author={Dennis M. Kivlighan and Jill D Paquin and Yu-Kuang Kevin Hsu},
  journal={Journal of counseling psychology},
  year={2014},
  volume={61 3},
  pages={
          325-32
        }
}
Attending group therapy sessions is necessary for a group member to have a chance at receiving benefit from the intervention. Group members' perceptions of their group's climate has been linked with important group member outcomes, including session attendance. On the basis of the writings of Curran and Bauer (2011), the current study examined group members' longitudinal ratings of session engagement and decomposed them into between-groups, between-members, and between-sessions components… 

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