ERIC Number: ED119841
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Sep
Reference Count: 0
A Social-Cognitive Developmental Intervention with Sixth and First Graders.
Enright, Robert D.; And Others
This study examined the effects of a cross-age training program on the interpersonal conceptions of the students serving as trainers. A total of 24 sixth graders participated in the study, 12 in the training group and 12 in the control group which received no training. The training group met twice a week, once to lead dilemma discussion groups with first graders and once with the experimenters to discuss their experiences as discussion leaders. The training program lasted for 22 weeks. Pretesting and posttesting was done in the areas of interpersonal conceptions, moral reasoning, means-end social problem solving, and referential communication. Posttest analyses of variance indicated significant treatment differences favoring the experimental group on the interpersonal conceptions measure, but no significant group differences on means-end social problem solving on referential communication. Results also indicated that the experimental subjects were significantly more sure than the control subjects that they did not want to accept lower level moral reasoning responses. There were no sex differences for any measure. It was concluded that the results of posttesting in both interpersonal and moral development areas support the notion of increased complexity in social-cognitive developmental thought for the experimental group. (JMB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Minnesota State Dept. of Education, St. Paul.
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis.
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association (83rd, Chicago, Illinois, August 30-September 3, 1975); Light print areas throughout document