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Gundersen, Knut K. – International Journal of Emotional Education, 2014
When we measure social competence, the scores indicate that a person can become better and better just as in other school subjects such as history or geography. In general, these scores also give an actual picture of the status and/or progress of the person's social competence. However, it might be preferable to portray many of the dimensions of…
Descriptors: Interpersonal Competence, Emotional Development, Social Development, Skill Development
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Triliva, Sofia; Anagnostopoulou, Tanya; Vleioras, Georgios – International Journal of Emotional Education, 2014
This paper describes and discusses the results of an intervention aiming to sensitize children to the social and emotional processes involved in racism. The intervention was applied and evaluated in 10 Greek elementary schools. The goals and the intervention methods of the program modules are briefly outlined and the results of the program…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Social Development, Emotional Development
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Zsolnai, Anikó; Kasik, László – International Journal of Emotional Education, 2014
The aim of this cross-sectional study was to describe the social skills that crucially affect children's social behaviour in the school. Our objective was to gather information about the functioning of social skills from middle childhood to early adolescence. The sample consisted of 7-, 9-, and 11-year-old Hungarian students (N = 1398). Based on…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Interpersonal Competence, Social Behavior, Student Behavior
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Koposov, Roman; Gundersen, Knut K.; Svartdal, Frode – International Journal of Emotional Education, 2014
The aim of the study was to assess whether the Aggression Replacement Training (ART) programme is effective in increasing social skills and decreasing problem behaviour. The sample consisted of 232 children (mean age 10.9 yrs, SD = 2.32), their parents and teachers. The study had a quasi-experimental design with intervention and control groups.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Aggression, Training, Interpersonal Competence
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Cowie, Helen; Myers, Carrie-Anne – International Journal of Emotional Education, 2014
This study with 20 university students examined perspectives in three different participant roles: the perpetrator, the target and the bystander. The purpose of the exercise was to resolve the outcome of an alleged incident of cyberbullying using a social network site via the means of a restorative conference. The findings suggest that the power…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Bullying, College Students, Computer Mediated Communication
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Costello, Elizabeth; Lawler, Margaret – International Journal of Emotional Education, 2014
Children from lower socioeconomic backgrounds are at increased risk of experiencing stress and associated social-emotional difficulties and behavioural problems, which can undermine academic performance and lead to school drop-out. Previous studies investigating the effects of mindfulness have evidenced positive outcomes among children pertaining…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Stress Variables, At Risk Students, Social Isolation
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Cefai, Carmel; Clouder, Christopher; Antognazza, Davide; Boland, Neil; Cavioni, Valeria; Heys, Belinda; Madrazo, Claudia; Solborg, Claes – International Journal of Emotional Education, 2014
The rise of the PISA standards has taken the educational world by storm, with intense media attention and debate every time they are published. Over the past two decades, they have been gaining an increasing role in shaping educational systems and policies across the world, gaining a "canonical status" among member countries, and…
Descriptors: International Assessment, Mathematics Tests, Foreign Countries, Mathematics Achievement
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Camenzuli, Jonathan; Buhagiar, Michael A. – International Journal of Emotional Education, 2014
This paper, which draws on action research methodology, explores the use of inquiry-based learning (IBL) in the teaching of mathematics to students with social, emotional and behavioural difficulties (SEBD). The year-long study was conducted in a Form 3 secondary class that grouped 13 male students with SEBD in a Maltese secondary school. After…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inquiry, Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Cowie, Helen – International Journal of Emotional Education, 2014
Research into school bullying has traditionally focussed on the actual protagonists--the perpetrators and the targets. Consequently, we know a great deal about the psychological characteristics of bullies and victims and the consequences of bullying in undermining the emotional well-being of both targets and perpetrators. While an understanding of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Bullying, Victims, Intervention
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Ersay, Ebru – International Journal of Emotional Education, 2014
Several research studies suggest a link between parents' emotion socialization and children's social competence and behavior problems. Parents contribute to their children's emotion socialization, more directly, through responses to their children's emotions. Early emotion socialization experiences with parents establish patterns of emotion…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Socialization, Emotional Response, Preschool Children
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Turner, Wendy – International Journal of Emotional Education, 2014
In the UK policies such as the Children's Plan 2008-2020 through to Promoting the Emotional Health of Children and Young People (2010) identify that professionals such as teachers, youth workers, social workers and youth offending specialists, do not have the necessary underpinning knowledge to adequately support children and young people's…
Descriptors: Mental Health, Well Being, Public Policy, Undergraduate Students
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Donoghue, Christopher; Almeida, Angela; Brandwein, David; Rocha, Gabriela; Callahan, Ian – International Journal of Emotional Education, 2014
Becoming a victim of verbal and social bullying in middle school can lead to illness, psychological stress, and maladjustment. The coping strategies that students utilize when they are bullied may influence the likelihood and severity of these negative effects. In this study, we examined the predictions made by students in two middle schools about…
Descriptors: Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Elementary School Students
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Cooper, Paul – International Journal of Emotional Education, 2014
This essay discusses the institutional dysfunction that has resulted from the misguided belief that a market forces approach leads to the improvement of teaching quality and learning outcomes. Because the market forces approach is based on a simplistic input-output model that pays scant attention to teaching and learning processes, it is an…
Descriptors: Commercialization, Role of Education, Educational Objectives, Higher Education
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Cooper, Paul; Kakos, Michalis – International Journal of Emotional Education, 2013
In this paper the authors explore the phenomena of positive attitudes towards negative affect among young adolescent as reflected in the appearance and behaviours of "radical peer crowds", such as Punks, Goths and Emos. The authors consider the significance of this in relation to the history of melancholy and theories of identity…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Affective Behavior, Peer Influence, Popular Culture
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Cutuli, J. J.; Gillham, Jane E.; Chaplin, Tara M.; Reivich, Karen J.; Seligman, Martin E. P.; Gallop, Robert J.; Abenavoli, Rachel M.; Freres, Derek R. – International Journal of Emotional Education, 2013
This study reports secondary outcome analyses from a past study of the Penn Resiliency Program (PRP), a cognitive-behavioral depression prevention program for middle-school aged children. Middle school students (N = 697) were randomly assigned to PRP, PEP (an alternate intervention), or control conditions. Gillham et al., (2007) reported analyses…
Descriptors: Intervention, Resilience (Psychology), Program Effectiveness, Outcomes of Treatment
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