Bibliographies of Camp-related Research

Bibliographies of Camp-related Research

A Comparison of Behavioral Consistency of Anti-Social and Pro-Social Children in Different Contexts
Wodarski, J.S.
Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, 8.30 (1977) 275-280

Purpose:
3-year investigation to evaluate and compare behaviors of children labeled as pro-social and anti-social.

Sample:
Boys labeled as anti-social, ages 8-16.

Community Center: Over three years, 32 groups composed of all "anti-social" subjects, 36 groups of one or more "antisocial" subjects and 366 "pro-social" subjects, 33 groups of 304 "pro-social" subjects.

Summer Camp: Over three years 29 "anti-social" children were selected to participate in a summer camp.

Methods/Instruments:
Non-participant observation.

Results:

  • No significant difference in behavior between pro-social subjects and those labeled as predelinquent.

"The data indicate that on behavioral measurements children classified as pro-social and anti-social in an open community agency and a summer camp were not significantly different"

 

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