ERIC Number: EJ1121986
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Dec
Abstractor: As Provided
Evaluation of the Emotional Education Program "Happy 8-12" for the Assertive Resolution of Conflicts among Peers
Filella, G.; Cabello, E.; Pérez-Escoda, N.; Ros-Morente, A.
Electronic Journal of Research in Educational Psychology, v14 n3 p582-601 Dec 2016
Introduction: Coexistence in schools inevitably implies conflicts among peers, which can have a negative impact in both the students' well-being and their academic achievement. In this sense, the main objective of the present article is to introduce and describe the evaluation of the Training Program in Emotional Management Happy 8-12. This software focuses on the education of the pupils' emotional competences in order to solve conflicts in an assertive way. The program consists of 25 conflicts which students need to solve according to the management program of emotions developed by the Psychopedagogic Orientation Group (GROP). Method: The sample of the study consisted of 574 students of 5th and 6th grade of primary education. 301 of the participants were boys (52.4%) and 273 were girls (47.6%). Average age was 10.53, with a standard deviation of 0.662. The design employed in the present work was a quasi experimental design with pretest and posttest with a control group. The instruments and techniques used for the evaluation were: QDE, STAIC, CES, playground climate, anecdotic registration of conflict behaviours and academic performance. Results: Our results indicated that Happy 8-12 significantly improved the emotional competences of the students, reduced anxiety levels, and ameliorated the atmosphere in both the playground and in the class, noticeably augmenting the academic success. Conclusion: The results of this study show that training the management of emotions improves students' well-being at the same time that it acts as a preventive strategy for more severe disruptive behaviours, such as bullying. It also optimises the coexistence in the educative centres.
Descriptors: Conflict Resolution, Peer Relationship, Affective Measures, Grade 5, Grade 6, Positive Behavior Supports, Affective Objectives, Stress Management, Video Games, Questionnaires, Pretests Posttests, Control Groups, Experimental Groups, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Emotional Development, Anxiety, Likert Scales, Foreign Countries, Quasiexperimental Design
University of Almeria, Education & Psychology I+D+i. Faculty of Psychology Department of Educational and Developmental Psychology, Carretera de Sacramento s/n, 04120 LaCanada de San Urbano, Almeria, Spain. Tel: +34-950-015354; Fax: +34-950-015083; Web site: http://www.investigacion-psicopedagogica.org/revista/new/english/presentacion.php
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 5; Intermediate Grades; Middle Schools; Elementary Education; Grade 6
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Spain
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: State Trait Anxiety Inventory for Children
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