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ERIC Number: EJ1089313
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 26
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0311-2543
Focus Group Outcomes of the Happy Kids Program
Anderson, Karen; Ferguson, Neil; Partington, Gary; Byrne, Matt
Education Research and Perspectives, v42 p607-632 2015
In this article, the outcomes of The Happy Kids project, a strategy to improve the social and emotional well-being of primary school students, were examined. Results indicated that the Happy Kids program had demonstrated positive social and emotional outcomes for students in all schools, in particular, a positive impact upon students' confidence, social skills and well being. In addition, the program has demonstrated positive improvement in students' attendance. Given its positive impact in schools in both metropolitan and regional areas of WA, it has demonstrated transferability and adaptability to local contexts. It can only be hoped that its impact can be felt in later years as the students involved continue with secondary education.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Primary Education; Early Childhood Education; Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire
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