ERIC Number: ED373278
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Evaluating a School-Based Program for Aggressive Children: Comparing Outcomes for Different Levels of Service.
Day, David M.; Hartley, Louise
Differences in the effectiveness of a school-based prevention-with-intervention and a prevention-only program for aggressive children were examined. A total of 32 teacher-referred children, matched on externalizing behavior, age, and sex, were randomly assigned to either a treatment group which received both the prevention and intervention components in Semester 1 or a waiting list group which received only the prevention components in Semester 1. Subsequently, in Semester 2, the waiting list group received both the prevention and intervention components. Results indicated that the treatment group was rated by their teachers as improved at posttreatment, relative to the waiting list group, and was not different than a nonclinical control group on several substitute of a shortened version of the Teacher Reform Form (TRF; Achenbach & Edelbrock, 1986). These treatment gains were not maintained at followup, however, nor did the waiting list group show any treatment effects after receiving the intervention. Factors accounting for these unexpected results are discussed. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Evaluative
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: School Based Enterprises
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the American Psychological Association (101st, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, August 20-24, 1993).