ERIC Number: ED255799
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
The Impact of Reality Therapy on the Attitudes and Practices of the Staff of the Maine Youth Center. Summative Evaluation Report.
Drummond, Robert J.
The impact of Reality Therapy over time on the Maine Youth Center, and staff perceptions of Reality Therapy are discussed in this evaluative report. The distribution of staff members participating in the evaluation by job category, age range, length of employment, educational level, and sex is given. The administration to staff members of the Reality Therapy Activities Scale, the Reality Therapy Attitudes Scale, and open-ended questions about the use of Reality Therapy at the center at four time intervals between January 1980 and January 1982 is explained. The survey results are reported in six areas: attitudes toward Reality Therapy over time, utilization of Reality Therapy, current utilization and success, attitudes toward Reality Therapy by job classification, personal evaluation of Reality Therapy, and perceived impact of Reality Therapy on the Maine Youth Center. Positive and negative features of Reality Therapy as perceived by the staff are presented and the unexpected impact of Reality Therapy is discussed. Results are summarized and factors limiting the use of Reality Therapy at the youth center are discussed. Thirteen recommendations are listed concerning professional development in Reality Therapy techniques, inservice training, and assessment procedures. Twenty-seven data tables and an appendix providing sample statements made by the staff during the evaluation are included. (NRB)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Maine Univ., Orono. Coll. of Education.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Maine Youth Center; Reality Therapy
Note: For related evaluation reports, see ED 223 920, ED 223 941, and ED 228 561-562.