A psychoeducational program to prevent aggressive behavior among japanese early adolescents

Mikayo Ando, Takashi Asakura, Shinichiro Ando, Bruce Simons-Morton

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Abstract

This study evaluates the impact of a school-based intervention program on aggressive behavior among junior high school students in Japan. One hundred and four seventh-graders were enrolled in the program and completed Time 1, Time 2, and Time 3 surveys. The program was implemented in two classes between Time 1 and Time 2 surveys (the first treatment group) and in two other classes between Time 2 and Time 3 surveys (the delayed treatment group). The program included four weekly lessons related to problem solving, stress management, and communication. The initial intervention group reported a significant increase in appropriate relationships with classmates. Aggressive behavior significantly decreased from Time 1 to Time 3 in both groups and from Time 2 to Time 3 in the delayed treatment group, but no treatment group effect was noted. Additional modification of the program may be needed to achieve decreases in aggressive behavior.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)765-776
Number of pages12
JournalHealth Education and Behavior
Volume34
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2007
Externally publishedYes

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Therapeutics
Japan
Communication
Students
Group Treatment
Surveys and Questionnaires
Problem Solving
Junior High School
High School Students

Keywords

  • Aggressive behavior
  • Bullying
  • Early adolescent
  • Intervention
  • Schools

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health Policy
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Nursing(all)

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A psychoeducational program to prevent aggressive behavior among japanese early adolescents. / Ando, Mikayo; Asakura, Takashi; Ando, Shinichiro; Simons-Morton, Bruce.

In: Health Education and Behavior, Vol. 34, No. 5, 10.2007, p. 765-776.

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Ando, Mikayo ; Asakura, Takashi ; Ando, Shinichiro ; Simons-Morton, Bruce. / A psychoeducational program to prevent aggressive behavior among japanese early adolescents. In: Health Education and Behavior. 2007 ; Vol. 34, No. 5. pp. 765-776.
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