This paper draws from an independent RCT evaluation on a behavior based afterschool intervention for called Mate-Tricks for 9-10 year old children and their families (N=592). This paper explores practical and theoretical issues that may have contributed to a range of iatrogenic effects found by the evaluation. To do this the paper focuses on key practical implementation factors such as: program exposure; engagement; and program quality. The paper also relates these results to popular theories of social development, including social interdependence theory. Finally, the paper discusses what the results suggest about the impact of cooperative/competitive goal structures in child and parent interventions of this type.
|Publication status||Published - 17 Apr 2015|
|Event||American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting - Chicago, Chicago, United States|
Duration: 16 Apr 2015 → 20 Apr 2015
|Conference||American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting|
|Period||16/04/2015 → 20/04/2015|