Staff strategies and explanations for intervening with challenging behaviours

Hastings, R.P. (1996) Staff strategies and explanations for intervening with challenging behaviours. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 40, (2), 166-175. (doi:10.1111/j.1365-2788.1996.tb00618.x).


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Behavioural models identify the actions of others as an important factor in the development and maintenance of challenging behaviours. In the present study, 109 care staff were asked about their immediate and longer-term intervention strategies for a fictitious young man's challenging behaviour. Staff descriptions of long-term interventions were largely consistent with the aims of psychological interventions. However, their immediate intervention strategies were similar to the counter-habilitative strategies Identified in previous observational and self-report research. The implications of these results for models of staff behaviour, staff training, the design of behavioural programmes and future research are discussed.

Item Type: Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): doi:10.1111/j.1365-2788.1996.tb00618.x
ISSNs: 0964-2633 (print)
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Keywords: behavioural models, challenging behaviours, mental retardation, staff behaviour, staff training
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions : University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Psychology > Division of Human Wellbeing
ePrint ID: 58131
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Date Deposited: 18 Aug 2008
Last Modified: 06 Aug 2015 02:47

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