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ERIC Number: ED555511
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 179
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISBN: 978-1-3034-4184-4
Comparing Child-Centered and Psychoeducational Groups for Externalizing Behaviors
Fry, Mary L.
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, Regent University
A comparison between Child-Centered Group Play Counseling (CCGPC), a psychoeducational group and a non-therapeutic control group resulted in three of four hypotheses being supported. Participants included 79 second and third graders, with one fourth grader, from seven elementary schools. The children had behavioral and social skills difficulties as reported by a teacher rating scale. Using the TRF, DOF and PSPCSAYC as pre-post measures, a two-way repeated measure ANOVA was used to analyze the data. CCGPC showed statistical significance in reducing externalizing behavior as well as increasing social skills. However, when examining the participants' self-perceptions, CCGPC did not show statistical significance in increasing social skills. Also, there was no statistically significant difference in the variables when examining the results between the three 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: Elementary Education; Grade 3; Primary Education; Early Childhood Education; Grade 4; Intermediate Grades
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Language: English
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