Master of Arts (MA)
Faculty of Science
This research evaluated two interventions for aiding children in the generalization of social problem-solving skills training: (1) social problem-solving training with teacher-student “dialoguing”, peer pairing, and self-monitoring, and (2) social problem-solving training with teacher-student “dialoguing” only. These two experimental interventions were compared with a non-equivalent control group. It was found that both experimental and control groups improved in the performance of social skills. However, there were no significant differences between the two experimental groups and the control groups on measures of social skills performance, behavioral adjustment, self-efficacy and peer acceptance. These results were consistent with previous research in the area of social skills training, indicating that there is some doubt as to the value of cognitive intervention programs with young children.
Caron, Patricia M., "An Evaluation of a Program to Aid Generalization of Social Skills Training with Grade 3 and 4 Children" (1986). Theses and Dissertations (Comprehensive). 1361.