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ERIC Number: EJ920124
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Mar
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 19
ISSN: ISSN-1365-4802
A School Intervention to Increase Prosocial Behavior and Improve Academic Performance of At-Risk Students
Kilian, Janet M.; Kilian, Denis W.
Improving Schools, v14 n1 p65-83 Mar 2011
The purpose of this pilot study was to investigate an intervention for at-risk elementary school students who did not respond sufficiently to a universal school-wide social skills program. The manualized social skills counseling intervention was implemented for two years, and sought to create and maintain appropriate student relating and problem solving, and to improve academic performance. The effectiveness of the intervention was determined using measures of behavior, grades, standardized tests, and need for special services collected pre- and post-intervention for individual students, the intervention group and a comparison group. Results suggest substantial positive intervention outcomes across multiple variables for individual students and between groups. Implications of this field based study are considered in terms of applied school practice. (Contains 2 tables and 12 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A