Date of Award

5-1-1996

Degree Type

Thesis

University or Center

Clark Atlanta University(CAU)

School

School of Social Work

Degree Name

M.S.W.

First Advisor

Sandra J. Foster Ph.D.

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to stress the importance of teaching social skills to behaviorally disordered youth. Although it has been demonstrated that social skills can be taught to this population, generalization remained problematic. Self-monitoring was used as a technique to promote generalization. This study postulated that social skills training and self-monitoring would increase the amount of positive statements the subjects made to their peers. The single system research design was used to examine the effectiveness of social skills training and self-monitoring as a treatment intervention. The results indicated an increase in the number of positive statements made by the subjects. The results are promising evidence on the impact of social skills training programs and promotes the use of self-monitoring as an intervention method with behaviorally disordered adolescents.

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