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ERIC Number: EJ1089826
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Feb
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0143-0343
The Impact of Life Skills Training on Behavior Problems in Left-Behind Children in Rural China: A Pilot Study
Liu, Jia; Liu, Shan; Yan, Jin; Lee, Elizabeth; Mayes, Linda
School Psychology International, v37 n1 p73-84 Feb 2016
A randomized controlled experimental pilot study was conducted in order to investigate the effect of life skills training on behavior problems in left-behind children (LBC) in rural China. Sixty-eight LBC were recruited from a middle school in rural China. The intervention group took a ten-week-long life skills training course. The Child Behavior Checklist (CBCL) and Teacher's Report Form (TRF) were used to evaluate the behavioral problems of the children at three separate intervals: Prior to the intervention, the first week following the intervention, and three months after the intervention. Children in the intervention group showed significant improvement both in the CBCL and the TRF compared to children in the control group. Significant improvements were found in the CBCL total scores, internalizing behavior, externalizing behavior and seven subscales scores (p?>?0.05). In TRF, similar significant improvements were found, except in internalizing behavior and the subscale of thought problems (p?>?0.05). The effect of intervention remained the same three months after the intervention. As a pilot study, the life skill training was found to be effective in improving behavior problems in the LBC in rural China, with the exception of thought problems.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Middle Schools; Secondary Education; Junior High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: China
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Child Behavior Checklist
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A