ERIC Number: EJ1132725
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Feb
Abstractor: As Provided
A Review of Social Problem-Solving Interventions: Past Findings, Current Status, and Future Directions
Merrill, Kristen L.; Smith, Stephen W.; Cumming, Michelle M.; Daunic, Ann P.
Review of Educational Research, v87 n1 p71-102 Feb 2017
Students with significant behavioral and social problems experience some of the poorest outcomes in school and beyond. It is imperative, therefore, that educational researchers and school-based professionals address the needs of students who exhibit maladaptive behavior to alter their poor outcome trajectory. Social problem-solving (SPS) instruction is a promising approach for improving social competence and changing problem behaviors. Despite documented outcomes for SPS instruction in school settings, Coleman, Wheeler, and Webber's review appears to be the most up-to-date compilation of the SPS literature. Thus, the purpose of this article is to present a more current review of the literature on SPS interventions in school settings. We examine and summarize studies investigating SPS interventions in K-12 settings from 1993 to 2015 and discuss findings and implications for educational research and practice.
Descriptors: Problem Solving, Intervention, Behavior Problems, Emotional Disturbances, Student Behavior, Interpersonal Competence, Behavior Change, Behavior Modification, Literature Reviews, Elementary Secondary Education, At Risk Students, Prevention, Skill Development, Group Counseling, Outcomes of Treatment, Cooperative Learning, Self Control, Peer Acceptance
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Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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