ERIC Number: EJ723475
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Reference Count: 39
Countercontrol: What Do the Children Say?
Carey, Timothy A.; Bourbon, W. Thomas
School Psychology International, v26 n5 p595-615 2005
Skinner introduced the term "countercontrol" in 1953. Even though Skinner suggested that the consequences of counter-control could range from noncompliance to physical aggression very little research has been conducted into the phenomenon. In the present two studies a total of 1046 primary school students in Australia and New Zealand completed a questionnaire about countercontrol. The 70 teachers of these students also completed questionnaires. Approximately 10 percent of the students surveyed reported engaging in countercontrol frequently. Variations in countercontrol were associated with student variables such as gender and school satisfaction. The student reports of countercontrol were not related to any teacher variables measured in the study. The results of these studies are discussed in terms of the implications for behavioural programs in schools.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Questionnaires, Aggression, Elementary School Students, Elementary School Teachers, Student Behavior, Gender Differences, Classroom Techniques, Teacher Student Relationship, Antisocial Behavior, Compliance (Psychology)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Primary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia; New Zealand