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ERIC Number: EJ815556
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1446-5442
The Game Factory: Using Cooperative Games to Promote Pro-Social Behaviour among Children
Street, Helen; Hoppe, David; Kingsbury, David; Ma, Tony
Australian Journal of Educational & Developmental Psychology, v4 p97-109 2004
This study examines the use of a cooperative physical games program "The Game Factory" on social behaviour among children. Children are required to work together towards positive collective outcomes. A pretest-intervention-posttest design is used. Parents and teachers assessed 90 Australian primary school children in two experimental groups and one control group. Experimental groups undertook 6 fortnightly program sessions. Results suggest that the program results in significantly improved pro-social behaviour in the school environment and general improvements in pro-social behaviour in the home environment. Findings support the use of cooperative games to increase pro-social behaviour among children. (Contains 1 table and 2 figures.)
University of Newcastle. School of Education, Callaghan, NSW 2308, Australia. e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Primary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia