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ERIC Number: EJ1128254
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jul
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2254-7339
Predictive Value of Social Skills in Living Together at Primary School. Analysis in a Cultural Diversity Context
Herrera Torres, Lucía; Bravo Antonio, Iván
Journal of New Approaches in Educational Research, v1 n1 p13-21 Jul 2012
Coexistence at school stands out as one of the main goals in today's education (Carretero, 2008; Ortega, 2007). The aim of this study developed within a cultural diversity context is to identify the specific dimensions of social skills through which the different elements favouring or hindering coexistence at school can be predicted. A total of 546 students (52% of them males, and 48% females) from the first year in each Primary Education cycle (1st, 3rd and 5th year, respectively) of two public schools in Melilla took part in the research. The Behaviour Assessment System for Children (BASC) and an adapted version for Primary Education of the Coexistence at School Questionnaire for Students were the data-collection instruments used. According to the main results, while the "clinical maladjustment" dimension of BASC predicts negative coexistence situations, "personal adjustment" appears as the dimension which best predicts positive coexistence situations, conducting classroom behaviours (both anti-social and pro-social ones), as well as the implementation of conflict resolution strategies (both successful and failed ones). In this respect, "self-esteem" within the personal adjustment dimension plays an important role regarding coexistence at school. Both the need to develop preventive programmes at schools and the consideration of the different socio-familiar variables which may be mediating this process 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: Spain
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Behavior Assessment System for Children
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