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ERIC Number: EJ809471
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 43
ISSN: ISSN-1090-1981
A Psychoeducational Program to Prevent Aggressive Behavior among Japanese Early Adolescents
Ando, Mikayo; Asakura, Takashi; Ando, Shinichiro; Simons-Morton, Bruce
Health Education & Behavior, v34 n5 p765-776 2007
This study evaluates the impact of a school-based intervention program on aggressive behavior among junior high school students in Japan. One hundred and four seventh-graders were enrolled in the program and completed Time 1, Time 2, and Time 3 surveys. The program was implemented in two classes between Time 1 and Time 2 surveys (the first treatment group) and in two other classes between Time 2 and Time 3 surveys (the delayed treatment group). The program included four weekly lessons related to problem solving, stress management, and communication. The initial intervention group reported a significant increase in appropriate relationships with classmates. Aggressive behavior significantly decreased from Time 1 to Time 3 in both groups and from Time 2 to Time 3 in the delayed treatment group, but no treatment group effect was noted. Additional modification of the program may be needed to achieve decreases in aggressive behavior. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 7; Junior High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Japan