Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Doctor of Education (Ded)


Educational Leadership

First Advisor

Dr. Laura Schulte

Second Advisor

Dr. Leon Dappen

Third Advisor

Dr. Marilyn Grady

Fourth Advisor

Dr. Neal Topp


The purpose of this research project was to determine the impact of intelligence (IQ) measured by the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children - Third Edition (WISC-III) on symptom reduction as measured by the Child Behavior Checklist (CBCL) in a residential group home setting using the Family Home Program. IQ Verbal, Performance, and Full Scale scores were gathered from 539 youth who also had an admission as well as a departure CBCL assessment. The IQ scores ranged from 60 to 141. Four IQ groups were formed for each IQ scale, greater than 115, 101--115, 85--100, and less than 85. Data were analyzed using two-way analyses of variance to determine if there was a relationship between IQ (Verbal, Performance, and Full Scale) and the success rate, determined by the change in CBCL scores, of males or females living in residential settings that use the Family Home Program for the following syndrome scales: (a) Anxious/Depressed, (b) Withdrawn/Depressed, (c) Somatic Complaints, (d) Social Problems, (e) Thought Problems, (f) Attention Problems, (g) Rule-Breaking Behavior, (h) Aggressive Behavior, (i) Internalizing Problems, (j) Externalizing Problems, or (k) Total Problems. Males and females were evaluated separately.


A Dissertation Presented to the Faculty of the Graduate College at the University of Nebraska in Partial Fulfillment of Requirements for the Degree of Doctor of Education

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