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ERIC Number: EJ785616
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Mar
Pages: 19
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 50
ISSN: ISSN-0193-3922
Group Work with Preschool Children: Effect on Emotional Awareness and Behavior
Waliski, Angie D.; Carlson, Laurie A.
Journal for Specialists in Group Work, v33 n1 p3-21 Mar 2008
Aggression and defiant behavior in preschool children have been linked to lower self-esteem (Scott, 1998), and a lack of core social and emotional competencies (Giles & Heyman, 2004). This study concerned the implementation and evaluation of an educational/guidance group with one preschool class. The intervention focused on self esteem, emotional awareness, and appropriate social skills. Effects were measured using the Emotional Identification Measure (EIM), and the Achenbach Child Behavior Checklist: Caregiver-Teacher Report Form for Ages 2-5 (CBC). Results indicated that emotional awareness and positive coping behaviors were increased from pre-intervention to post-intervention and generally maintained through follow-up evaluation. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Preschool Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A