ERIC Number: EJ1073985
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Social-Emotional Learning Program to Reduce Bullying, Fighting, and Victimization among Middle School Students with Disabilities
Espelage, Dorothy L.; Rose, Chad A.; Polanin, Joshua R.
Remedial and Special Education, v36 n5 p299-311 Sep-Oct 2015
Results of a 3-year randomized clinical trial of Second Step: Student Success Through Prevention (SS-SSTP) Middle School Program on reducing bullying, physical aggression, and peer victimization among students with disabilities are presented. Teachers implemented 41 lessons of a sixth- to eighth-grade curriculum that focused on social-emotional learning (SEL) skills, including empathy, bully prevention, communication skills, and emotion regulation. Two school districts in a larger clinical trial provided disability information. All sixth-grade students (N = 123) with a disability were included in these analyses, including intervention (n = 47) and control (n = 76) conditions. Linear growth models indicated a significant intervention effect for bully perpetration; compared with students in the control condition, intervention students' bullying perpetration scale scores significantly decreased across the 3-year study (d = -0.20, 95% confidence interval = [-0.38, -0.03]). SEL offers promise in reducing bully perpetration among students with disabilities.
Descriptors: Bullying, Middle School Students, Disabilities, Victims, Intervention, Prevention, Grade 6, Grade 8, Aggression, Social Development, Emotional Development, Curriculum Development, Empathy, Communication Skills, Emotional Response, Experimental Groups, Control Groups, Scores, Program Effectiveness, Antisocial Behavior, Measures (Individuals), Hierarchical Linear Modeling, Surveys, Statistical Analysis, Markov Processes, Monte Carlo Methods
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Middle Schools; Secondary Education; Junior High Schools; Grade 6; Intermediate Grades; Elementary Education; Grade 8
Sponsor: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (DHHS/PHS); Institute of Education Sciences (ED)
Authoring Institution: N/A
IES Funded: Yes
Grant or Contract Numbers: 1U01/CE001677; R305B100016