What Went Wrong With the Mate-Tricks After-School Program, Which Increased Antisocial Behavior and Child/Parent Conflict?

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 17 Apr 2015
EventAmerican Educational Research Association Annual Meeting - Chicago, Chicago, United States
Duration: 16 Apr 201520 Apr 2015

Conference

ConferenceAmerican Educational Research Association Annual Meeting
CountryUnited States
CityChicago
Period16/04/201520/04/2015

Bibliographical note

In event: 31.058 - New Developments in Conflict Resolution and Violence Prevention

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