Higher Education

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Hypnosis-induced mental training programmes as a strategy to improve the self-concept of students

  • H. M. De Vos
  • D. A. LouwEmail author


The creation and implementation of strategies that could improve student development is receiving new research interest. The main objective of the research was to establish whether hypnosis-induced mental training programmes as a strategy could alter the self-concept of students which in turn could improve their overall academic functioning. Two experimental and two control groups were randomly selected from a population of undergraduate psychology students at the University of Stellenbosch in South Africa. The analysis of variance showed that the two hypnosis-induced mental training programmes had a significant positive effect on the self-concept of the participants.


Hypnosis Mental training programmes Self-concept Strategy Students South Africa 



The author wishes to Drs. Beverley Peens and Lyzette Hoffman for their editorial assistance.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PsychologyUniversity of the Free StateBloemfonteinSouth Africa

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