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dc.contributor.authorBrubacher, Sonja P
dc.contributor.authorPowell, Martine
dc.contributor.authorSkouteris, Helen
dc.contributor.authorGuadagno, Belinda
dc.date.accessioned2020-02-13T05:50:53Z
dc.date.available2020-02-13T05:50:53Z
dc.date.issued2015
dc.identifier.issn0145-2134
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.chiabu.2015.02.004
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/391409
dc.description.abstractTeachers in many parts of the world are mandated reporters of child abuse and maltreatment but very little is known concerning how they question children in suspicious circumstances. Teachers (n = 36), who had previously participated in a mock interview scenario designed to characterize their baseline use of various question-types when attempting to elicit sensitive information from children, were given online training in choosing effective questions. They engaged in simulated interviews with a virtual avatar several times in one week and then participated in a mock interview scenario. The amount and proportion of open-ended questions they used increased dramatically after training. The overall number of questions, and amount and proportions of specific and leading questions decreased. In particular, large decreases were observed in more risky yes-no and other forced-choice questions. Given that most teachers may feel the need to ask a child about an ambiguous situation at some point during their careers it is worthwhile to incorporate practice asking effective questions into their training, and the present research suggests that an e-learning format is effective. Additionally, effective questions encourage the development of narrative competence, and we discuss how teachers might include open-ended questions during regular classroom learning.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherElsevier
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom95
dc.relation.ispartofpageto103
dc.relation.ispartofjournalChild Abuse & Neglect
dc.relation.ispartofvolume43
dc.subject.fieldofresearchCriminology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchSocial Work
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPsychology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1602
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1607
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1701
dc.subject.keywordsSocial Sciences
dc.subject.keywordsFamily Studies
dc.subject.keywordsPsychology, Social
dc.titleThe effects of e-simulation interview training on teachers' use of open-ended questions
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dcterms.bibliographicCitationBrubacher, SP; Powell, M; Skouteris, H; Guadagno, B, The effects of e-simulation interview training on teachers' use of open-ended questions, Child Abuse & Neglect, 2015, 43, pp. 95-103
dcterms.dateAccepted2015-02-02
dc.date.updated2020-02-13T05:30:45Z
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorBrubacher, Sonja
gro.griffith.authorPowell, Martine B.


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