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ERIC Number: ED551198
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 145
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISBN: 978-1-2677-3798-4
Enhancing Learning Outcomes through Evaluation of Serious Gaming: A Mixed Methods Study
Douglas, Kerrie Anna
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, Purdue University
This study compared the change in counseling student's self-efficacy and skill related to suicide assessment and intervention through the use of a novel intervention-oriented evaluation method, evaluation focused discussion groups, in an experimental embedded mixed methods design. An innovation counselor pedagogical tool, Suicide Risk Assessment Game (SRAG), was the subject of evaluation. Counseling students in three groups, control, SRAG only, and SRAG and evaluation-focused discussion groups were compared on two variables, counselor self-efficacy related to suicide assessment through the Counselor Suicide Assessment Survey and counseling skill related to suicide assessment and intervention, as measured by the Suicide Intervention Response Inventory 2 (SIRI-2). Results from ANCOVA found that counseling students who participated in SRAG and the evaluation-focused discussion group improved in self-efficacy related to the suicide assessment significantly more than the other groups. Results from a nonparametric alternative to ANCOVA, the Conover and Iman method (1982) found no statistical significance between groups. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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