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ERIC Number: EJ1061681
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-May
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 85
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1049-7315
Social Information-Processing Skills and Aggression: A Quasi-Experimental Trial of the Making Choices and Making Choices Plus Programs
Terzian, Mary A.; Li, Jilan; Fraser, Mark W.; Day, Steven H.; Rose, Roderick A.
Research on Social Work Practice, v25 n3 p358-369 May 2015
This article describes the findings from an efficacy trial of a school-based, universal prevention program designed to reduce aggressive behavior of by strengthening emotion regulation and social information-processing (SIP) skills. Three cohorts of third graders (N = 479) participated in this study. The first cohort participated in the Making Choices (MC) program, a second cohort participated in the Making Choices Plus (MC+) program, and a third (lagged) cohort received the standard health education curriculum. Pretest to posttest changes suggest both programs were associated with reduced levels of aggression and improved SIP skills. Gender-moderating effects were observed--boys displayed significant reductions in aggressive behavior and significant increases in positive social goals, whereas girls' aggressive behaviors and social goals showed no significant changes.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 3; Primary Education; Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: National Institute on Drug Abuse (DHHS/PHS)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: North Carolina
Grant or Contract Numbers: R21 5-33627