Department

Counseling and Human Services

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Date of Award

7-2017

Degree Level

Ph.D.

LCSH subject

Learning, Psychology of

ISBN

9780355415209

Proquest Document ID

1987572416

Identifier

ETD2017Wallace

School/University

St. Mary's University

Size or duration

x, 72 pages

Document Type

Dissertation

First Advisor

Ratliff, Dan

Second Advisor

Gonzalez, Andrea

Third Advisor

Ramirez, Roxanna

Abstract

The Working on What Works (WOWW) school-based intervention applies solution-focused theory and techniques to improve learning at the classroom level. This study evaluated WOWW's impact on student and teacher outcomes. Thirty classrooms were randomly assigned to treatment and control conditions, then compared on teacher-completed measures. Students who received WOWW experienced lower levels of internalizing and externalizing behaviors, including lower anxiety (p=0.000), sense of irrelevance (p=0.002), inattention (p=0.049), hyperactivity (p=0.044), impulsivity (p=0.044), and need for behavior correction (p=0.000). Overall externalizing behavior was also lower in students who had received WOWW (p=0.018). However, students in the treatment condition also scored lower on the closeness scale of the STRS-SF (p=0.000). These conflicting findings suggest that the WOWW intervention warrants further investigation.

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