ERIC Number: ED023116
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Modification of the School Environment through Intervention with Significant Adults. Final Report.
Chico State Coll., CA. Western Regional Center of the Interprofessional Research Commission on Pupil Personnel Services.
This research was based on a counseling model of prevention through attempts to influence the behaviors of significant adults. Group counseling was offered to parents of first-, seventh-, and ninth-grade children during the first year of the project. During the second year group meetings for teachers were conducted. Previous monographs have reported data collected on attitude changes of the participants. This monograph discusses the project's impact on the behavior of children. Significant differences in achievement and school behavior between children of participants and nonparticipants were found. The children of participants had higher achievement tests scores, fewer school absences, and fewer behavior referrals. Correlations between parent and counselor perceptions of the experience and child behavior presented a complex picture. Not all favorable perceptions correlated with high achievement as expected. Implications of this model for further research are discussed. (NS)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Mental Health (DHEW), Bethesda, MD.
Authoring Institution: Chico State Coll., CA. Western Regional Center of the Interprofessional Research Commission on Pupil Personnel Services.
Note: Monograph #7.