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ERIC Number: EJ978924
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Oct
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 60
ISSN: ISSN-1053-1890
Measuring Group Care Worker Interventions in Residential Youth Care
Bastiaanssen, Inge L. W.; Kroes, Gert; Nijhof, Karin S.; Delsing, Marc J. M. H.; Engels, Rutger C. M. E.; Veerman, Jan Willem
Child & Youth Care Forum, v41 n5 p447-460 Oct 2012
Background: By interacting with children, group care workers shape daily living environments to influence treatment. Current literature provides little knowledge about the content of youth residential care. Objective: In this study, a questionnaire called the Group care worker Intervention Checklist was developed. Method: Group care workers completed the questionnaires for 212 children placed in youth residential care in the Netherlands. Results: Factor analyses revealed three constructs: controlling, warmth/support, and autonomy granting. Reliability of these scales proved to be good. Controlling was associated with Externalizing Behavior Problems while both Warmth/Support and Autonomy Granting were associated with Internalizing Behavior Problems. Conclusions: These findings imply that group care worker interventions can be reliably measured and are related to child problem behavior.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Netherlands