A Comparison of Appropriate Behavior Scores of Residents With Chronic Schizophrenia Participating in Therapeutic Recreation Services and Vocational Rehabilitation Services

Authors

  • Ann Finnell
  • Jaclyn Card
  • Anthony Menditto

Keywords:

Therapeutic Recreation, Vocational Rehabilitation, Schizophrenia, Appropriate Behavior, Social-Learning

Abstract

Researchers compared appropriate behavior scores of six residents with chronic schizophrenia participating in therapeutic recreation (TR) services and vocational rehabilitation (VR) services within a social-learning program. Paid observers used the Time-Sample Behavioral Checklist (TSBC) developed by Paul (1987a) to record data. Researchers then analyzed recorded data using a paired t-test. Results of the t-test indicated residents participating in TR sessions exhibited significantly (p < .05) higher appropriate behavior scores than when participating in VR sessions. Within the context of the social-learning program, TR was more effective than VR in aiding residents with chronic schizophrenia exhibit appropriate behavior.

Published

1997-01-24

Issue

Section

Research Papers