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ERIC Number: ED139006
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Pages: 131
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The Effects of Sociodrama on the Adaptive and Maladaptive Behaviors of Elementary School Boys.
Bell, Steven Harvey
The effects of sociodrama on the adaptive and maladaptive behaviors of elementary school boys were examined in three groups of six boys each. One group was used as a control for the Hawthorne effect; the second, as a control for teacher expectation effects and for changes as a function of involvement with a male counselor. In the experimental group, children listened to one of Aesop's fables and then played out the social conflicts described. The 45-minute sessions were conducted twice a week for eight weeks. In-school behaviors of the children were recorded by neutral observers on a checklist of adaptive and maladaptive behaviors. Case reports for each child in the experimental group were also prepared. Analyses of results indicated no statistically significant differences between groups, although a comparison between the control and experimental groups was in the expected direction. Methodological suggestions are presented for further research of this type. (Author/AA)
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
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Note: Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Georgia