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The purpose of this research was to study the effects of integrating Logotherapy group counseling with bibliotherapy on enhancing university students’ meaning in life. The subjects were undergraduate students who were selected by employing the purposive sampling method according to the inclusion criteria and the exclusion criteria. They consisted of 24 students that were categorized into two groups: 12 persons for an experimental group and 12 persons for a control group. The experimental group participated in the Logotherapy group counseling with bibliotherapy while the control group did not. The instruments used in this research include “The Little Prince” book, Logotherapy group counseling with bibliotherapy program of which the effect size was 1.60 and Purpose in Life test (PIL) of which the reliability was .91. The data were analyzed by employing t-test. The results found that the university students who participated in the group counseling had higher meaning in life level with a statistically significant difference at .01. The university students who participated in group counseling had higher meaning in life level than the control group with a statistically significant difference at .01. In conclusion, the integration of Logotherapy group counseling with bibliotherapy could vigorously develop the undergraduate students’ meaning in life. Additionally, the results were discussed with the qualitative data to confirm the efficiency and the effectiveness of the group counseling program designed by the researcher on enhancing the undergraduate students’ meaning in life.
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