The relationship between resiliency factors and behavioral outcomes of children in residential treatment centers

Richard H Morgan, Fordham University

Abstract

A study of the relationship between resiliency factors and behavioral outcomes for children at the Little Flower Children's Services residential treatment center was conducted from 9/97-12/97. The sample included 68 boys and 24 girls, ages 7 to 15, from New York City and Long Island, N.Y. The explanatory design used a survey method which included demographics, the Nowicki-Strickland Locus of Control Scale for Children, the Boyd & Johnson Analysis of Coping Style Inventory, and the behavioral level system in use at the program. Findings showed no significant relationship between locus of control and the behavioral level. Locus of control was significantly related to gender. The coping score was related to the behavior score at the.10 level. A composite resiliency variable was not significantly related to the behavior score. Further research into the nature of resiliency and the use of behavioral level systems in residential treatment is warranted for program and policy concerns. ^

Subject Area

Psychology, Behavioral|Social Work

Recommended Citation

Richard H Morgan, "The relationship between resiliency factors and behavioral outcomes of children in residential treatment centers" (January 1, 1998). ETD Collection for Fordham University. Paper AAI9911438.
http://fordham.bepress.com/dissertations/AAI9911438

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