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ERIC Number: ED140129
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Pages: 7
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Behavior Clinics: A Method to Change Attitudes?
Lambert, B. Geraldine
Behavior Clinics are now being used in an urban-rural area of five secondary schools as substitutes for suspension. Various infractions of school rules which can lead to placement in the behavior clinic are: truancy, fighting, use of obscene language, smoking, disrespectfulness, and/or suspension. During the 1975-76 school year, a random sample of 50 students in grades 7 through 12 was studied. The rating scales SPAT (School-Pupil-Attitude Teacher) and SPAS (School-Pupil-Attitude Student) were constructed by the researcher to be utilized by teachers and students. Sample rating scales are provided in the paper. Results indicate that both teachers and students feel that behavior clinics are worthwile and beneficial; however, clinics are not changing such feelings as "loneliness" and "pride," but may be giving reinforcement and support to positive attitude change. (Author/JLL)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (Dallas, Texas, March 1976)