A Pilot Study of The Efficacy of Group Teacher Training for Behavioural Modification in School Aged Children at Risk for Emotional and Behavioural Problems.

  • ดุษฎี จึงศิรกุลวิทย์ Northeastern Institute of Child and Adolescent Mental Health, Department of Mental Health, Ministry of Public Health
  • ชาญณรงค์ ชัยอุดมสม Northeastern Institute of Child and Adolescent Mental Health, Department of Mental Health, Ministry of Public Health
  • ปาณิสรา เรือง Northeastern Institute of Child and Adolescent Mental Health, Department of Mental Health, Ministry of Public Health
  • ชนัฐดา ภูวิชัย Northeastern Institute of Child and Adolescent Mental Health, Department of Mental Health, Ministry of Public Health
Keywords: behavioral modification, experiential learning theory, school-aged children, emotional and behavioral problems

Abstract

Objectives : To develop and evaluate the outcome of group teacher training for behavioral
modification in school-aged children at-risk for emotional and behavioral problems.
Methods : Group teacher training program for behavioral modification in school-aged children
at-risk for emotional and behavioral problems was developed by integrating experiential
learning theory with contingency management strategies. The 2-day training program entitled
‘School and Family Empowerment for Behavioral Modification in School-aged children; SAFE
B-Mod’ consisted of 6 activities and able to operate with up to 100 teachers. 106 at-risk children
were recruited and assessed with the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ) teacher
and parent form at baseline and 3 months after the intervention. Paired t-test and chi-square
were used for data analysis.
Results : After 3-month behavioral modification, at-risk children had significantly lower scores
in emotion problems, conduct problems, hyperactivity, peer problems and overall difficulties
by teacher-rating SDQ. 33.96% of them returned to normal stage. Prosocial behaviors did not
differ significantly between pre- and post-test evaluation.
Conclusion : Group teacher training for behavioral modification could help teachers to modify
behavioral and emotional problems in school-aged children. Further study should be done
by randomized control trial and evaluate long-term outcome in preventing mental problems
in school-aged children.

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Published
2018-06-29
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จึงศิรกุลวิทย์ด., ชัยอุดมสมช., เรืองป., & ภูวิชัยช. (2018). A Pilot Study of The Efficacy of Group Teacher Training for Behavioural Modification in School Aged Children at Risk for Emotional and Behavioural Problems. Journal of the Psychiatric Association of Thailand, 63(2), 115-126. Retrieved from https://he01.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/JPAT/article/view/131478
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