ERIC Number: ED431028
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999-Apr
Impact of Modality on Skills Training for Youth with Externalizing Problems: A Meta-Analysis.
Ang, Rebecca P.; Woldbeck, Tanya F.; Hughes, Jan N.
A meta-analysis (37 published studies) that summarized treatment outcomes associated with skills training with antisocial youth was performed. As is consistent with the hypothesis, results indicate that skills training interventions delivered in the context of homogeneous groups of deviant peers produced smaller benefits than did skills training interventions delivered in the context of mixed groups of prosocial and deviant peer, or individual treatment. Also, as expected, treatment provided in the context of deviant-only groups attenuated treatment benefits more for more severely disordered groups such as those who are incarcerated or placed in a class for behavioral or emotional problems, than for youth who might only be at-risk for such conditions. (Contains 1 table and 50 references.) (Author/SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development (Albuquerque, NM, 15-18, April 1999).