ERIC Number: EJ924804
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Sep
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Reference Count: 16
The Links among Perceived Adherence to the System of Care Philosophy, Consumer Satisfaction, and Improvements in Child Functioning
Graves, Kelly N.
Journal of Child and Family Studies, v14 n3 p403-415 Sep 2005
The present study investigated the associations among perceived adherence to the system of care philosophy, changes in internalizing and externalizing behaviors, and consumer satisfaction with services. Participants included 98 families, interviewed at two time points across a one-year period. Hierarchical multiple regressions indicated that the more a child and family perceived services to be consistent with the system of care philosophy, the greater their level of satisfaction with services and the fewer internalizing and externalizing behaviors they reported one year after receiving services (controlling for initial levels of problem behaviors). Implications for children's mental health service delivery are offered.
Descriptors: Health Services, Mental Health Programs, Philosophy, Satisfaction, Interviews, Multiple Regression Analysis, Behavior Problems
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