Rogers' Three Core Conditions: The Other Side Of The Coin
Lukito Setiawan, Jenny
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This paper aims to show that the three core conditions proposed by Carl Rogers are important not only for therapeutic change, but also for attracting people to enter therapeutic or helping relationships. by showing the results of a study investigating factor encouraging students in seeking certain people for help, this paper argues that there is other side of the three core conditions declared by Rogers. A multi-method design was adopted in this study. A questionnaire measuring students' selection of helpers was distributed to 1,279 students. This was followed by individual semi-structured interviews (n -32) nod focus groups with students (n= 4 groups). Findings in the present study suggest that people would seek help from those who are perceived as having understanding, acceptance and congruence. Understanding, acceptance and congruence are essential not only for facilitating personal growth, but also for inviting people 10 enter helping relationships.