ERIC Number: ED114756
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Jul
Reference Count: 0
A Program for Improving the Interpersonal Competence of High School Students. Final Report.
Lackey, L. L.
This report describes a project dealing with the development and implementation of a model for training the interpersonal aspect of competence. The project had four purposes for the student participants: (a) increase the interpersonal competence of students who previously exhibited deficiencies in interpersonal relations; (b) lessen the communication problems between students and teachers and between students of different ethnic groups; (c) reduce student perceptions of rejection by their peers; and (d) develop more positive attitudes toward school, teachers, and students of the other ethnic group. In Phase I, specially selected students were trained both in the implementation of an interpersonal relations training model and in the conduct of small discussion groups of peers. In Phase II, these selected students served as interpersonal relations training group leaders in conducting the training program for volunteers from the high schools in the Taylor County, Georgia school system. The effectiveness of the training program in accomplishing the specified purposes was evaluated by means of several questionnaires developed for this project. The results showed that the training program had a significant behavioral impact upon the student participants. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Human Resources Research Organization, Alexandria, VA.
Note: For related document, see CG 010 219