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Shubert, Jennifer; Metzger, Aaron; Wray-Lake, Laura; Syvertsen, Amy K. – Journal of Character Education, 2016
Conceptualizing character from a relational developmental systems metatheory, this study utilizes a person- oriented approach to examine profiles of character strengths in children and adolescents. Using Q sort methodology, 90 youth (Mage = 13.0, 51% female) sorted 12 character strengths based on how much each strength represented them. Using Q…
Descriptors: Children, Adolescents, Values Education, Q Methodology
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Massetti, Greta M.; Crean, Hugh; Johnson, Deborah; DuBois, David; Ji, Peter – Journal of Research in Character Education, 2009
Interventions that aim to promote social competence, reduce problem behavior, and improve school climate are common at all levels of schooling. This whole-school focus, coupled with researchers' concerns about contamination or spillover effects in evaluations that randomly assign classrooms or students to conditions, as well as advances in…
Descriptors: Intervention, Prevention, Recruitment, Interpersonal Competence