ERIC Number: ED188088
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Evaluation of Social Competence Training in the Schools.
Mannarino, Anthony P.; And Others
The usefulness of problem-solving training with emotionally troubled students and of peer ratings as an index of change was investigated to determine the success of an early intervention program. During a 14-week period, advanced undergraduates (N=6) conducted a small-group intervention program focused on social skills training for 32 maladaptive students. Comparisons between pre- and post-intervention data indicated that children in the program made significantly greater gains in classroom adjustment and in peer acceptance than did a control group. Results suggest that an interpersonal problem-solving model can be used effectively as an intervention strategy with high-risk primary grade children. (Author/HLM)
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Behavior Change, Behavior Problems, Classroom Research, Emotional Disturbances, Interpersonal Competence, Intervention, Peer Evaluation, Primary Education, Program Descriptions, Program Evaluation, Skill Development, Small Group Instruction, Social Behavior, Training Methods
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association (52nd, St. Louis, MO, May 1-3, 1980).