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ERIC Number: EJ1253234
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2020-Jun
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0829-5735
MindMasters 2: A 3-Month Pilot Study Evaluating Grade 3 Children's Social and Emotional Skills
Santos, Alexandre; Langill, Corrine
Canadian Journal of School Psychology, v35 n2 p123-138 Jun 2020
The purpose of this pilot study was to evaluate the preliminary effects of a curriculum resource on elementary school children's social and emotional skills. In total, 98 Grade 3 children were randomly allocated to either a control or experimental group and evaluated before and after a 3-month implementation period. Experimental group showed improved prosocial behaviors (p < 0.01), concern for others (p = 0.02), and emotional skills (p < 0.01) over time, as well as improved relaxation levels (p < 0.01) after partaking in relaxation activities. Compared with the control group, experimental group's emotional skills were significantly higher at posttest (p < 0.01). No significant differences were observed for children's self-perceptions (p > 0.05). Results from this study indicate that the curriculum resource may facilitate the development of children's social and emotional skills. A future definitive randomized-controlled trial should strive for a longer implementation period in response to small effect sizes, taking into account target population, sample size, and persistence of effects over the life span and in different environmental contexts.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Early Childhood Education; Grade 3; Primary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Self Perception Profile for Children
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