ERIC Number: ED338422
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Project KIND (Keeping Interfering Noncompliance Down): A Social Skills Training Program for Noncompliant Primary Students.
This study examined the effect of a social skills training intervention on the behavior of 18 noncompliant second graders who exhibited poor study skills and experienced academic failure. Teachers selected students for intervention and rated them on the Achenbach Child Behavior Checklist before and after the intervention. Pre- and post-test measures of the number of disciplinary offenses, task completion, and academic performance were also taken for each student. Project KIND (Keeping Interfering Noncompliance Down) was implemented over an 8-week period. The project was designed to improve children's social skills by teaching them to resolve conflicts by means of problem-solving skills that did not involve the abuse of others. The program also taught children to understand the connection between their behavior and its consequences. This was done by giving children immediate feedback on their behavior and using role playing and group story activities. A comparison of pre- and post-test measures indicated that, after the intervention, students' study skills improved and their academic achievement increased. Children also exhibited considerable improvement in the categories of anxiety, immaturity, unpopularity, hostility, aggressiveness, delinquency, inattention, and hyperactivity. A reference list of more than 80 items is included. (BC)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers
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