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ERIC Number: EJ896155
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jul
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 62
ISSN: ISSN-0033-3085
Reducing Adolescents' Involvement with Relational Aggression: Evaluating the Effectiveness of the Creating a Safe School (CASS) Intervention
Nixon, Charisse L.; Werner, Nicole E.
Psychology in the Schools, v47 n6 p606-620 Jul 2010
This study examined the effectiveness of a comprehensive, school-based intervention program, Creating A Safe School (CASS; The Ophelia Project) designed to reduce relational aggression (RA) and relational victimization (RV). Sixth-grade students (N = 406) were surveyed before and after the intervention. Program effects were tested using a repeated-measures design. Results revealed significant reductions in RA and RV among students who reported initially high levels of involvement. Findings also showed that decreasing approval of RA accounted for a significant amount of variance in changes in RA between pre- and posttest. These results provide initial evidence of the effectiveness of the CASS intervention model in reducing RA among early adolescents. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Grade 6; Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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