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ERIC Number: EJ1132725
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Feb
Pages: 32
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0034-6543
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.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Information Analyses; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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