ERIC Number: ED340181
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Sep-23
A Multifaceted Program To Improve Self-Esteem and Social Skills while Reducing Anxiety in Emotionally Handicapped Middle School Students.
A practicum was developed to increase self-esteem, to lower anxiety, and to improve social skills in 13 emotionally handicapped (EH) middle school boys. An additional objective was to provide parenting classes which focused on increasing parents' knowledge and skills in improving their children's self esteem. The 8-month multifaceted program consisted of social skills training, Budzynski's Relaxation Training Program, a self-esteem improvement program, and parenting education classes. The program was evaluated by means of pre-tests, post-tests, and questionnaires (Coopersmith's Self-Esteem Inventory (CSI), the Coopersmith/Gilbert Behavioral Academic Self-Esteem (BASE), the Spielberger et al. Children's State-Trait Anxiety Inventory (STAIC), the Gresham and Elliott Social Skills Questionnaire, and the Van Nagel Parent-Child Influence Questionnaire). The evaluation indicated improved student social skills and parent-child interaction. Improved self-esteem was demonstrated on one of two measures. The goal of reducing anxiety was modestly achieved. Appendixes include: a listing of desired social skill outcomes; the manual and guide to accompany the relaxation program; the "Learning 90" Activity Book for Building Self-Esteem; and lesson plans for the parent program. Includes 57 references. (Author/DB)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Ed.D. Practicum, Nova University.