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ERIC Number: ED161535
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
Effects of Coping and Mastery Modeling on Experienced and Inexperienced Pedodontic Patients' Disruptiveness.
Klorman, Rafael; And Others
This report examines the results of 3 studies on the effects of coping and mastery modeling on 106 pedodontic patients with and 30 patients without a prior filling or extraction. Before undergoing a filling, the 8-year-old subjects viewed a videotape depicting (a) a coping model receiving a filling; (b) a mastery model undergoing identical treatment; or (c) a child playing with an adult. A standardized interview indicated that subjects appropriately perceived the differences between coping and mastery models. Inexperienced patients who viewed either model were significantly less disruptive on the Behavior Profile Scale than inexperienced control subjects. Modeling did not affect experienced patients, who were significantly more cooperative than inexperienced patients. (Author/SE)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Rochester Univ., NY. Coll. of Arts and Sciences.
Note: Study 1 of this report was presented at the meeting of the American Association for Dental Research (Las Vegas, Nevada, June 1977)