ERIC Number: ED370056
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Aug
Effectiveness of Problem Solving Training and Teacher Consultation with Aggressive Children.
Hughes, Jan N.; And Others
Forty second and third grade children identified by their teachers as aggressive were randomly assigned to a child problem solving skills training (PSST) or teacher consultation. PSST consisted of 20 45-minute sessions of three to five children, held twice weekly at school. Teacher consultation involved four 30-minute individual sessions. Posttreatment effects were investigated in a 2 (group) by 2 (time) factorial design. Dependent measures included classroom observations, parent and teacher behavioral ratings, sociometric measures, measures of social-cognitive skills, and self-concept. Both interventions resulted in improvement at posttreatment in peer ratings of social competence, teacher ratings of aggression, classroom on-task behavior, and parent ratings of externalizing problems. Improvement in social-cognitive skills mediated behavior improvement for PSST children only. Children whose mothers reported more accepting attachment histories showed the most behavioral improvement. Follow-up data consisting of teacher and parent behavior ratings were completed 12 months post-intervention and found no group differences. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Texas Univ., Austin. Hogg Foundation for Mental Health.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association (101st, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, August 20-24, 1993).