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ERIC Number: EJ1063058
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Abstractor: As Provided
Psychosocial Prevention Education: A Comparison of Traditional vs. Thematic Prevention Programming for Youth
Newgent, Rebecca A.; Higgins, Kristin K.; Belk, Stephanie E.; Behrend, Bonni A. Nickens; Dunbar, Kelly A.
Professional Counselor, v1 n2 p122–132 2011
Group counseling has been highlighted as one effective intervention for at-risk students, yet debate remains as to the comparable efficacy of traditional interventions versus thematic interventions. This study compared two psychosocial educational programs, the PEGS and ARK Programs, designed to help elementary school students with social skills development, problem behaviors, bullying, and self-esteem with 15 elementary-aged students. Results revealed no differences between the programs and improvement on many indicators. Implications for school counselors are presented.
Descriptors: Prevention, Youth Programs, Intervention, At Risk Students, Individual Development, Elementary School Students, Skill Development, Interpersonal Competence, Behavior Problems, Bullying, Self Esteem, Program Evaluation, Comparative Analysis, Correlation, Counseling Services, School Counseling, Delivery Systems, Group Counseling, Peer Relationship, Self Concept Measures, Measures (Individuals), Self Disclosure (Individuals), Pretests Posttests, Outcomes of Treatment, Participant Satisfaction, Grade 4, Grade 5
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 4; Intermediate Grades; Grade 5; Middle Schools
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Rosenberg Self Esteem Scale