We examined the views of students with behavioral disorders (BD) regarding the current and future outcomes of interpersonal social interactions. A comparative analysis of 60 students with BD and 60 students without BD across positive and negative interpersonal problems with teachers and peers was conducted. In general, there were no significant differences in the views of students with and without BD regarding the current and future outcomes of positive interpersonal social interactions. However, there were significant differences in the views of students with and without BD regarding the current and future outcomes of negative interpersonal social interactions. Students with BD were more likely to support the proposition that students who have negative interpersonal social interactions would experience less negative future outcomes than were students without BD. Research needs are discussed.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Developmental and Educational Psychology
- Clinical Psychology