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ERIC Number: EJ976665
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 29
ISSN: ISSN-1047-4412
Exploring Relational Communication Patterns in Prereferral Intervention Teams
Bennett, Megan S.; Erchul, William P.; Young, Hannah L.; Bartel, Chelsea M.
Journal of Educational & Psychological Consultation, v22 n3 p187-207 2012
The purpose of this research was to understand the relational communication patterns that characterize school-based prereferral intervention teams (PITs). Fifteen PIT meetings were used as the basis for analyses, with each meeting audiotaped, transcribed, and coded using the Family Relational Communication Control Coding System (Heatherington & Friedlander, 1987). Additionally, the PIT Meeting Evaluation Coding Form was used to assess each meeting's adherence to a traditional problem-solving framework. Important results included (a) relatively consistent domineeringness (i.e., attempted influence) scores across participants, with the exception of the referring teacher; (b) relatively consistent dominance (i.e., successful influence) scores across participants; (c) significantly greater (p less than 0.05) domineeringness displayed by the school psychologist compared with the referring teacher; and (d) no significant differences in dominance scores between the school psychologist and teacher. In sum, this study represents an important first step in understanding communication patterns found in school-based problem-solving groups. (Contains 7 tables and 1 footnote.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: North Carolina