Completed research

Challenging relationships

This PhD research focused on the relationships between support staff and people with intellectual disabilities who display challenging behaviour. Support staff often struggle to help these service users manage their challenging behaviour and experience a greater sense of wellbeing. This study developed a questionnaire, the Staff-Client Interactive Behavior Inventory (in Dutch: Schaal voor Interactief Gedrag van Begeleiders), to measure interpersonal and intrapersonal behaviour of support staff in response to challenging behaviour. The questionnaire can act as a basis for additional training and coaching.

  • Dr. Arno Willems
  • Prof. dr. Petri Embregts
  • Prof. dr. Anna Bosman
  • Dr. Lex Hendriks
  • Koraal