A Pilot Study of Effects of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Training on Participants' Self-Concepts Academic Article uri icon


  • The administration of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) was taught to a group of 12 adults. The Tennessee Self-concept Scale Form-C and the Fundamental Interpersonal Relations Orientation-Behavior Scale (FIRO-B) were administered before and after their training. A control group of 12 was administered both scales twice with one day between administrations. Analysis indicated both groups showed significant differences between the pre- and posttest administrations on expressed affection on the FIRO-B. However, participants in a brief CPR course did not score significantly differently from a control group on these measures, as expected.

author list (cited authors)

  • Elliott, T. R., & Byrd, E. K.

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  • 0

publication date

  • October 1983