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ERIC Number: EJ1020299
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Feb
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0143-0343
Effects on Coping Skills and Anxiety of a Universal School-Based Mental Health Intervention Delivered in Scottish Primary Schools
Collins, Sabrina; Woolfson, Lisa Marks; Durkin, Kevin
School Psychology International, v35 n1 p85-100 Feb 2014
Anxiety disorders are common in children and may signal risk of depression, social, or academic difficulties. This study evaluated the effects of a universal mental health promotion intervention delivered in primary schools. Three hundred and seventeen 9- to 10-year-olds were randomly allocated by class group to intervention conditions (psychologist-led or teacher-led), or a comparison condition. Coping and anxiety were measured pre- and post-intervention and at six-month follow-up. Significant anxiety reduction and improved coping were found post-intervention and at follow-up. There were no significant differences between the teacher- and psychologist-led intervention groups. Results indicated that a universal school programme delivered by teachers can have positive effects on anxiety and coping.
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Scotland)
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