This trial is active, not recruiting.

Condition problematic behavior in children
Treatment teacher coaching
Sponsor University of Cologne
Collaborator University of Applied Sciences Düsseldorf
Start date October 2012
End date July 2015
Trial size 53 participants
Trial identifier NCT02116088, 01JH1204B


Children with externalizing problem behaviour are at risk of developing educational impairment, because of their problems in rule following, social behaviour and attention. This behaviour represents a great challenge for teacher. In addition, time pressures and conflicts with colleagues are the most common sources of stress for teachers. Till now teachers receive no evaluated training which in particular regards externalizing problem behaviour. Therefore we develop and evaluate an indicated prevention program for elementary school teachers with children with externalizing problem behaviour. All teachers of a participating school are given a general overview of externalizing problem behaviour (etiology, diagnosis) and information on evidence-based treatments for children with externalizing problem behaviour in school settings. Single teachers will then participate in a 12 week coaching in which they learn to apply classroom management techniques, strategies to improve their relationships with children, behaviour modification techniques and cognitive interventions to specific target children. The coaching intervention is based on functional behavioural analysis and provides teachers with evidence-based strategies which focuses on one target child.

Longitudinal data will be collected in a within-subject control group design. Dependent measures include teacher and observer reports.

United States No locations recruiting
Other Countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Allocation randomized
Endpoint classification efficacy study
Intervention model single group assignment
Masking open label
Primary purpose prevention
(Active Comparator)
Teachers who currently take part in teacher coaching
teacher coaching
(No Intervention)
Teachers who are currently waiting for taking part in teacher coaching

Primary Outcomes

Questionnaire on Behavior in School Lessons (FVU)
time frame: one year

Secondary Outcomes

Teacher´s Report Form (modified)
time frame: one year
Questionnaire on Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (FBB-ADHS)
time frame: one year
Questionnaire on Conduct Behavior Problems
time frame: one year
Brief Problem Monitor-Teacher Form (BPM-T/6-18)
time frame: one year
Weiss-Assessment Scale on Functional Impairment - Parent´s Report (WFIRS-P)
time frame: one year
Teacher Classroom Management Strategies Questionnaire (TSQ)
time frame: one year
Perceived Self-Efficacy of Teachers: Panel Design with a new Instrument (LSWS)
time frame: one year
The Index of Teaching Stress (ITS)
time frame: one year
Depression Anxiety Stress Scales (DASS)
time frame: one year

Eligibility Criteria

Male or female participants from 6 years up to 11 years old.

Inclusion Criteria: - age between 6 and 11 years, externalizing behavior problems Exclusion Criteria: -

Additional Information

Official title Prevention and Intervention of Externalizing Problem Behavior in School: Development and Evaluation of a Teacher Coaching.
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in April 2014.
Information provided to ClinicalTrials.gov by University of Cologne.