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ERIC Number: ED452463
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Apr
Pages: 68
Abstractor: N/A
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Promoting Self-Concept, Social Skills, and Interpersonal Relations: The Tootling Intervention.
Wilson, Patti; Rhymer, Katrina; Landis, Julie; Skinner, Christopher
A project was undertaken to investigate the effects of tootling on social skills, self-concept, interpersonal relations, and classroom environment. The tootling intervention reinforces students for engaging in acts of kindness. Two fifth-grade classes participated in the study over a seven-week period. The Social Skills Rating System, the Multidimensional Self Concept Scale, and the Assessment of Interpersonal Relations were all completed. Within the first three days of the study, the number of tootles significantly increased resulting in the attainment of the goal. When the experimental group received a reprimand by the principal, the number of tootles significantly dropped. Similar findings were reported in the literature when the principal implemented an unplanned group-punishment procedure. Several limitations of the study were noted. Many students in the control and experimental groups had trouble reading the measures even though they were written on a fifth-grade reading level. Future researchers need to focus on obtaining more teacher-researcher collaboration during the implementation of the procedure. (Contains 7 tables, 14 appendixes, and 22 references.) (JDM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Social Skills Rating System