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ERIC Number: EJ1009395
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Feb
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0143-0343
Evaluation of a Short-term, Cognitive-Behavioral Intervention for Primary Age Children with Anger-Related Difficulties
Cole, Rachel L.; Treadwell, Susanne; Dosani, Sima; Frederickson, Norah
School Psychology International, v34 n1 p82-100 Feb 2013
This study evaluated the school-based short-term, cognitive-behavioral group anger management programme, "Learning How to Deal with our Angry Feelings" (Southampton Psychology Service, 2003). Thirteen groups of children aged 7- to 11-years-old were randomly allocated to two different cohorts: One cohort ("n"?=?35) first received the intervention and was then assigned to a no-intervention period; the other ("n"?=?35) first had a no-intervention period and subsequently received the intervention. Both cohorts showed statistically significant improvements in their understanding of anger directly post-intervention, but neither reported improvements in self-perceived experience of anger scores. Teacher-rated measures of change in some problem behaviors (conduct problems and peer problems) showed significant improvements, but only in the second cohort (no intervention; intervention). The implications of these findings, and possible reasons for differences between cohorts, are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire