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ERIC Number: EJ1115401
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Oct
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0143-0343
Cultivating Awareness at School. Effects on Effortful Control, Peer Relations and Well-Being at School in Grades 5, 7, and 8
Terjestam, Yvonne; Bengtsson, Hans; Jansson, Alexander
School Psychology International, v37 n5 p456-469 Oct 2016
Effects of a mindfulness-based program, Compassion and Attention in the Schools (Compas), were studied in 358 pupils in grades 5, 7, and 8 in Sweden. An experimental group undertook Compas practices in class three times a week during an eight-week period. A control group undertook content area academic lessons . Pre-/post-intervention analyses showed a significant improvement in the experimental group, but not in the control group, in pupils' capacity for effortful control, feelings of well-being at school and perceived peer relations. The positive effect of training increased with the number of times the participants took part in the training for all but one of the measures (general stress). Compas seems to be a useful tool for enhancing pupils' effortful control, well-being at school and peer relations.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 5; Intermediate Grades; Middle Schools; Elementary Education; Grade 6; Grade 7; Junior High Schools; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Sweden
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