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ERIC Number: EJ914904
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 44
ISSN: ISSN-1543-1223
Effects of EQUIP for Educators on Students' Self-Serving Cognitive Distortions, Moral Judgment, and Antisocial Behavior
van der Velden, Floor; Brugman, Daniel; Boom, Jan; Koops, Willem
Journal of Research in Character Education, v8 n1 p77-95 2010
A quasi-experimental pretest/posttest study using a control group was conducted to investigate the effects of EQUIP for Educators--implemented as a universal prevention program--on prevalence of antisocial behavior, attitude towards antisocial behavior, self serving cognitive distortions, and moral judgment of young adolescents. Participants were 764 students (present at both waves: N experimental group = 512, N control group = 110) from nine prevocational secondary schools in the Netherlands (M age = 14.07, SD = 0.60). Repeated measures were used to examine intervention effects. Students in the experimental group reported a significant reduction of both attitude towards antisocial behavior and self serving cognitive distortions compared to students within the control group. Ethnicity appeared to play a moderating role; effects on both attitude towards antisocial behavior and self-serving cognitive distortions were only significant for students with a Dutch ethnic background. (Contains 4 tables and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Netherlands