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ERIC Number: EJ819939
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Dec
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 41
ISSN: ISSN-1547-0350
Staff Variables that Influence Responses to Challenging Behaviour of Clients with an Intellectual Disability: A Review
Lambrechts, Greet; Petry, Katja; Maes, Bea
Education and Training in Developmental Disabilities, v43 n4 p454-473 Dec 2008
This study gives a systematic and recent overview of studies that focus on staff variables that may have an influence on the origin and maintenance of challenging behaviour of clients with an intellectual disability. Thirty three studies were identified through computerized searches of the PsycInfo and ERIC-databases on the basis of specific search terms and inclusion criteria. The results were synthesized by using a narrative thematic synthesis. Many studies discussed staff beliefs about the causes of challenging behaviour and staff stress and emotional reactions to challenging behaviour. Furthermore, the relationship between attributions and emotions and between emotional reactions and levels of optimism and willingness to offer help were investigated. Finally, the least presented topic was staff responses to challenging behaviour. (Contains 1 table.)
Division on Developmental Disabilities, Council for Exceptional Children. DDD, P.O. Box 3512, Fayetteville, AR 72702. Tel: 479-575-3326; Fax: 479-575-6676; Web site:
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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