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ERIC Number: EJ893048
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0022-0671
Solution-Focused Brief Therapy: Impacts on Academic and Emotional Difficulties
Daki, Julia; Savage, Robert S.
Journal of Educational Research, v103 n5 p309-326 2010
This randomized control trial study evaluated the effectiveness of the solution-focused approach in addressing academic, motivational, and socioemotional needs of 14 children with reading difficulties. The intervention group received five 40-min solution-focused sessions. The control group received academic homework support. Results showed advantages for the intervention condition in 26 out of 38 measures. The mean eta-squared effect size for intervention was 0.20 (very) large. For the control group, there were only 10 effects favoring it and the mean was 0.09, a medium sized effect, both significantly greater than 0 (p less than 0.01). Comparisons of the solution-focused brief therapy (SFBT) effect sizes to the mean of the control showed it was significantly larger (p less than 0.001), confirming that SFBT was an efficacious intervention in this sample. (Contains 10 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Grade 1; Grade 2; Grade 3; Grade 8; Grade 9
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Woodcock Johnson Tests of Achievement