ERIC Number: ED047340
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Dec
Reference Count: 0
An Analysis of a Comprehensive Evaluation Model for Guided Group Interaction Techniques with Juvenile Delinquents. Final Report.
Reported are the first phase activities of a longitudinal project designed to evaluate the effectiveness of Guided Group Interaction (GGI) technique as a meaningful approach in the field of corrections. The main findings relate to the establishment of reliability for the main components of the Revised Behavior Scores System developed to assess the basic processes taking place in settings using GGI as a therapeutic technique. This system is derived from the scoring categories, surscores, and scoring conventions developed by Borgatta and Crowther (1965) in the Behavior Scores System. Subjects were members of two groups of male delinquents undergoing GGI at a correctional facility in Tallahassee in the summer of 1970. Results indicate that in general the system is sufficiently reliable to generate sound data, although data generated for the surscores and the single scoring convention used indicates that these components in the analysis system should not be used for gathering quantifiable data. The system should yield highly reliable data relative to the behavior occurring in therapy groups while providing measures of the learning processes accounting for such behavior. (Author/CJ)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Law Enforcement Assistance Administration (Dept. of Justice), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: University of South Florida, Tampa. Institute III: Exceptional Children and Adults.
Note: Volume 2, Number 1