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ERIC Number: ED361798
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-May
Pages: 32
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Testing the Effectiveness of Intervention Programs on Children's Compliance-Resisting Behaviors.
McQuillen, Jeffrey S.; And Others
A study examined the effectiveness of a resistance-based prevention program to increase subjects' ability to comprehend and apply resistance skills. Subjects were 30 participants in kindergarten through third grade. Fifteen subjects received resistance-based prevention training from the We Help Ourselves (WHO) program. The remaining 15 subjects received no formal resistance training. All subjects responded to the WHO Application Questionnaire (WAQ). The WAQ is a 37-item instrument specifically designed to test the effectiveness of the WHO program. The questionnaire addresses each of the five content areas covered by the WHO program: strangers, physical hurts, emotional hurts, secrets, and touches. In addition, the questionnaire examined subjects' ability to comprehend and to apply the information presented in the WHO program. Results indicated that: (1) trained subjects produced higher resistance skill ratings than untrained subjects; (2) trained subjects attained significantly higher rating than untrained subjects in their ability to respond to comprehension questions; (3) items asking the trained subjects if it is okay to resist an adult who was hurting them were often answered with a negative response; and (4) trained subjects were superior to untrained subjects in their ability to apply behaviors and techniques designed to resist abusive behaviors. Findings provide support for the effectiveness of the WHO program's ability to increase students' resistance skills. (Three tables of data are included; 39 references, the questionnaire, and the coding sheet are attached.) (Author/RS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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