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ERIC Number: EJ878367
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 9
ISSN: ISSN-1087-3414
A Controlled Study Assessing the Effects of the Impulse Control and Problem Solving Unit of the "Second Step Curriculum"
Hart, Shelley R.; Dowdy, Erin; Eklund, Katie; Renshaw, Tyler L.; Jimerson, Shane R.; Jones, Camille; Earhart, James, Jr.
California School Psychologist, v14 p105-110 2009
The development of social and emotional competence is crucial for students. "Second Step" is a curriculum designed to promote prosocial development and prevent violence. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of implementing one unit of the Second Step curriculum (Impulse Control and Problem Solving). A controlled, repeated measures design was utilized to assess the level of change in knowledge of social-emotional skills. Results indicated that change was evident from pre- to post-test for third and fourth grade students (N=149). Third grade students receiving the intervention demonstrated significantly more knowledge growth than third grade control students. Notably, fourth grade students receiving the intervention demonstrated a similar level of knowledge growth as the fourth-grade control students. Discussion, limitations, and implications related to these findings are addressed. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 3; Grade 4
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California