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ERIC Number: ED177436
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Predicting Treatment Outcome Through Profile Analysis of the Jesness Behavior Checklist.
McSweeny, A. John; Trout, Barbara A.
Profile analyses of social behavior exhibited shortly after entry were conducted to determine whether youths who successfully completed a program at a wilderness camp exhibited patterns of behavior which were different than those from youths who did not complete the program. Successful youths were found to have significantly greater scatter in their profiles and greater elevations on one of the behavior checklist categories used by counselors. A discriminant function analysis indicated that 78% of the youths could be correctly identified as successes or failures when a combination of profile level, scatter and the relative elevations (shape) of four behavior categories were used as predictors. Self-ratings of behavior were not found to have the utility for predictive purposes that counselor ratings did. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Jesness Inventory
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis: International Organization (5th, Dearborn, Michigan, June 16-19, 1979)