ERIC Number: ED099123
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: 0
Multiple Criteria Follow-Up of Behavior Modification with Families.
Johnson, Stephen M.; Christensen, Andrew
This report presents termination and followup evaluations of a parent training program based on behavior modification principles. Treatment termination outcome data was obtained for 22 families, and followup data was collected on 14 of these families at three and eight months after treatment. Results indicated a fairly high level of success at termination on the basis of parent-collected observational data, parent attitude change toward their children, and parent attitude concerning the process and outcome of treatment. Modest levels of success were evidenced on the basis of behavioral data recorded by trained observers in the home. Families who participated in followup demonstrated greater cooperation and involvement with the treatment program than those who did not participate. In all other respects, however, these two groups were similar. Followup data on parent attitude measures demonstrated maintenance of the treatment effects. Parent observational data were incomplete but also showed maintenance in followup. For the subsample of 14 cases, home observation records indicated a nonsignificant decline in deviant behavior at termination followed by a nonsignificant but systematic increase in deviant behavior during followup. The meaning and implications of these discrepant findings were discussed and compared with results from other laboratories. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Mental Health (DHEW), Bethesda, MD.
Authoring Institution: N/A