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ERIC Number: ED163384
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Pages: 16
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Reference Count: 0
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Increasing Reactivity and Accuracy of Parental Self-Observation.
Bornstein, Philip H.; Hamilton, Scott B.
The parents of a six-year-old disruptive boy were observed interacting with their son during 20 assessment-oriented, 10-minute experimental sessions. An experimental design consisting of alternately arranged baseline and self-monitoring conditions was utilized. Following the reversal-to-baseline phase, parents were given specialized training in self-recording positive parental praise. Results indicated that self-monitoring of positive verbalizations was an effective means of producing reactive changes in parental behavior, and training in self-monitoring increased parent-observer accuracy scores to more than acceptable levels of self-recording positive parental praise. Results indicated that self-monitoring of positive verbalizations was an effective means of producing reactive changes in parental behavior, and training in self-monitoring increased parent-observer accuracy scores tomore than acceptable levels of agreement. These findings are discussed with regard to the simplicity of a parental self-observational intervention, and recommendations are made for continuing investigations in the area. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association (Toronto, Ontario, CANADA, August, 1978)