ERIC Number: ED243932
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Assessing Problem Behaviors by Videotape: A Multidisciplinary Approach.
Safran, Stephen P.; And Others
A methodology that will allow teachers to assess a child's behavior problems within both Disruptive (D) and Nondisruptive (ND) contexts was developed, and a questionnaire that would attend to the issues of Manageability and Contagion, as well as Tolerance and Severity, was prepared. Initial questionnaire research using the Devereux Elementary School Behavior Rating Scale II was conducted to identify seven behavior clusters: Inattention, Blaming, Negative Aggressive, Poor Peer Cooperation, Need for Direction, Failure Anxiety, and Impatience. The preparation of the videotape of those behavior clusters was conducted in four discrete phases, prior to the editing process: conceptualizing the instrument in terms of the needs of the researchers, developing a working relationship with the children and teacher, the first shooting, and the final shooting. Field testing revealed that the Impatience and Need for Direction clusters were not perceived as accurately portrayed, and should be deleted from the presentation. In spite of these difficulties, it is likely that this videotaped production will add a much-needed dimension to research in behavioral problems. (BW)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (68th, New Orleans, LA, April 23-27, 1984). This research was supported in part by a grant from the Ohio University Research Committee.