ERIC Number: ED054464
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Improving the Study Skills of Discrepant Achieving Seventh Grade Students. Research and Development Report 30.
Baker, Roger G.; Pappas, James P.
Three approaches to the problem of helping underachieving seventh grade boys improve their study habits are compared: (1) behavior modification; (2) group counseling; and (3) didactic instruction. A pre-post criteria format sought to measure change in terms of: (1) academic achievement as measured by grade point average; and (2) study habits and attitudes as measured by The California Study Methods Survey. In addition, students were asked about their attitudes toward whichever treatment condition they were involved in. No statistically significant differences between groups or in comparison with a non-treatment control group were found either post-treatment or in a 6 month follow-up. Inspection of the data does, however, suggest a trend in favor of treatment over no treatment, with behavior modification being seen as most effective. (Author/TL)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Utah Univ., Salt Lake City.
Identifiers: California Study Methods Survey
Note: Paper presented at American Personnel and Guidance Association meeting, Atlantic City, N.J., April 4-8, 1971