ERIC Number: EJ946380
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Nov
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 27
Effectiveness of the Coping Power Program in Middle-School Children with Disruptive Behaviours and Hyperactivity Difficulties
Jurecska, Diomaris E.; Hamilton, Elizabeth B.; Peterson, Mary A.
Support for Learning, v26 n4 p168-172 Nov 2011
The purpose of this article is to discuss the effectiveness of the Coping Power Program (CPP); an evidence-based treatment delivered in a group format to at-risk middle-school children. Initially, two groups were randomised and formed: an intervention group of 24 CPP sessions and a control group. All students were enrolled in public schools from two rural counties in the United States. Out of the 119 total participants 63 (37 male) were in the intervention and 56 (35 male) were in the control group. From the larger intervention group, a subset of students was identified as "significantly improved". Using the Behavior Assessment Scale for Children-2 (BASC-2), a pre- and post-intervention measure showed that students with clinically significant hyperactivity and behavioural difficulties scores were the most sensitive to the group intervention.
Descriptors: Control Groups, Intervention, Hyperactivity, Coping, Program Effectiveness, Counties, Instructional Effectiveness, Middle School Students, Behavior Problems, At Risk Students, Rural Areas, Measures (Individuals), Scores
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Middle Schools
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