ERIC Number: EJ1030319
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 28
Treatment Integrity Enhancement via Performance Feedback Conceptualized as an Exercise in Social Influence
Erchul, William P.
Journal of Educational & Psychological Consultation, v23 n4 p300-306 2013
This commentary is in response to the article "Effects of Verbal and Written Performance Feedback on Treatment Adherence" (Kaufman, Codding, Markus, Tryon, & Kyse, this issue). The overall recommendation to those who study treatment integrity using performance feedback methods is to incorporate theories and research on social influence into their research. Specific points of the commentary include: (a) there is no clearer example of social influence in consultation today than persuading a consultee to implement an evidence-based intervention with integrity; (b) face-to-face communication is usually more effective than written communication in changing behavior because it offers nonverbal communicator-related cues, higher social presence, and greater vividness; and (c) treatment integrity is not valued equally by all approaches to consultation because it requires a consultee to adhere to the steps of a standardized protocol and thereby comply with a consultant's requests.
Descriptors: Fidelity, Performance, Feedback (Response), Social Influences, Intervention, Consultation Programs, Synchronous Communication, Writing (Composition), Behavior Change
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