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ERIC Number: EJ856467
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Sep
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 55
ISSN: ISSN-0193-3922
Teaching Social Skills in a Virtual Environment: An Exploratory Study
Baker, Jason; Parks-Savage, Agatha; Rehfuss, Mark
Journal for Specialists in Group Work, v34 n3 p209-226 Sep 2009
This article reports on an exploratory study which examines the use of virtual environment technology as a tool to teach elementary school children social skills. Small group interventions were assessed to determine how the participants were measurably different on 7 different dependent variables: problem behaviors, academic competence, cooperation, assertiveness, responsibility, empathy, and self-control. The group intervention created measurable positive changes on 4 of the 7 dependent variables, including problem behaviors, cooperation, responsibility, and self-control. (Contains 3 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A