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ERIC Number: EJ1107677
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Aug
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0143-0343
The FRIENDS Cognitive Behavioral Program in Japanese Schools: An Examination of the Treatment Effects
Matsumoto, Yuki; Shimizu, Eiji
School Psychology International, v37 n4 p397-409 Aug 2016
Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for childhood anxiety is effective in schools; however, researchers have reported mixed results and expressed concerns regarding sociocultural differences in treating childhood anxiety. This study examined the efficacy of the FRIENDS program, which is a CBT program used at a universal school level. Students (N = 154; 11- to 12-years-old) participated in either a program or waitlist condition and completed the Spence Children's Anxiety Scale at prior and subsequent to implementation of the program and during follow up. Results revealed a significant interaction between group and gender in the social phobia subscale and a significant main effect of gender in six subscales. The feasibility and limitations of universal CBT in a Japanese school setting are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Japan
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