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The Impact of a Wilderness Experience on the Social Interactions and Social Expectations of Behaviorally Disordered Adolescents.
Sachs, John J.; Miller, Sidney R. – Behavioral Disorders, 1992
The impact of a modified wilderness program on the cooperative and aggressive behaviors of seriously emotionally disturbed adolescents was evaluated in the context of self-efficacy theory. Results indicated that participating adolescents showed a significant increase in cooperative behaviors and that direct observation procedures were more…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Adventure Education, Aggression, Behavior Change
The Importance of Construct Validity: Alternative Models for the Assessment of Behavioral Disorders.
Skiba, Russell J. – Behavioral Disorders, 1989
The quantitative synthesis of 89 correlations from 16 studies of behavioral ratings and classroom observations suggested significant problems in the areas of the construct of behavioral disorder and criterion-related validity of widely used measures of social behavior. A "components of variance" model is proposed to aid in educational decision…
Descriptors: Behavior Disorders, Behavior Rating Scales, Classroom Observation Techniques, Decision Making
Hughes, Charles A.; And Others – Behavioral Disorders, 1989
This literature review evaluates studies of self-management procedures (including self-evaluation, self-instruction, self-monitoring, and self-reinforcement) used with behaviorally disordered students in school settings. The analysis found general support for the techniques, but many procedural concerns need to be addressed in future research.…
Descriptors: Behavior Disorders, Classroom Techniques, Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Effectiveness