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Lakes, Kimberley; Nguyen, Helena May; Jones, Marissa; Schuck, Sabrina E. B. – International Journal of Emotional Education, 2019
The aim of this paper is to describe a school-based universal intervention (the Tilly's Life Center "I Am Me" program) to promote emotional competence and social-emotional skills in adolescents. We present results of a mixed-methods program evaluation conducted in public schools in Southern California. In Study 1, sixteen students…
Descriptors: Intervention, Emotional Intelligence, Adolescents, Student Attitudes
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Loinaz, Edurne Scott – International Journal of Emotional Education, 2019
The central motive for conducting this research was to investigate how Greece, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom treat social and emotional education (SEE) within pedagogical practice. The study used a sequential quantitative-qualitative analysis with a comparative design, with 750 teachers in the initial quantitative phase participating in a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cultural Differences, Social Development, Emotional Development
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D'Amico, Antonella – International Journal of Emotional Education, 2018
"Developing Emotional Intelligence" is an Italian language multimedia tool created for children between 8 and 12 years of age. The software is based on the four 'branches' of model of emotional intelligence proposed by Mayer and Salovey and aims to evaluate and improve abilities in perception of emotions; using emotion to facilitate…
Descriptors: Emotional Intelligence, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Multimedia Instruction
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Scaini, Simona; Caputi, Marcella – International Journal of Emotional Education, 2018
The quality of early parent-child relationship affects children's later emotional development, social competence and school performance (Caputi, Lecce, & Pagnin, 2017). Moreover, the perception of a warm relationship with parents supports the use of adaptive social skills and approach-oriented coping strategies (Chan, 2011). Children…
Descriptors: Correlation, Psychopathology, Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Coping
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Housman, Donna K.; Denham, Susanne A.; Cabral, Howard – International Journal of Emotional Education, 2018
Neuroscientific advances and child development studies show 0-6 years represents a sensitive period for the development of emotional competence--the ability to identify, understand, express and regulate emotion, all foundational to self-regulation. Research suggests optimum teaching of emotional competence and self-regulation skills from birth is…
Descriptors: Young Children, Emotional Development, Interpersonal Competence, Self Control
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Ogden, Terje; Sørlie, Mari-Anne – International Journal of Emotional Education, 2018
This postscript presents the implementation and evaluation of family and community based intervention programs for children and young people implemented in Norway. The Norwegian experiences and results illustrate how evidence-based programs developed in the U.S. have been transported across geographical and language borders, implemented…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Program Implementation, Program Effectiveness, Family Programs
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Finne, Johannes N.; Svartdal, Frode – International Journal of Emotional Education, 2017
Social Perception Training (SPT) is a program focused on changing the perceptual and cognitive processes involved in suboptimal social interactions. It is administered with whole class of pupils over ten weeks. No previous studies have evaluated its efficacy. The present study investigated the outcome benefit of the program in 18 primary and…
Descriptors: Grade 6, Grade 9, Elementary School Students, Secondary School Students
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Reicher, Hannelore; Matischek-Jauk, Marlies – International Journal of Emotional Education, 2017
Depression is a major and increasingly frequent health problem among young people (WHO, 2017). Adolescence is a peak time for the first onset of depression (Seeley & Lewinsohn, 2008). However despite discovering high prevalence rates among young people in recent studies , teachers tend to overlook depressive symptoms in adolescents, while…
Descriptors: Prevention, Depression (Psychology), Adolescents, Social Development
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Veiga, Guida; Neto, Carlos; Rieffe, Carolien – International Journal of Emotional Education, 2016
Play has an important role in various aspects of children's development. However, time for free play has declined substantially over the last decades. To date, few studies have focused on the relationship between opportunities for free play and children's social functioning. The aims of this study are to examine whether children´s free play is…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Play, Interpersonal Competence, Emotional Intelligence
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Gaspar de Matos, Margarida; Simões, Celeste – International Journal of Emotional Education, 2016
In addition to the empirical validation of "health and happiness" determinants, theoretical models suggesting where to ground actions are necessary. In the beginning of the twentieth century, intervention models focused on evaluation and empirical validation were only concerned about overt behaviours (verbal and non-verbal) and covert…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Case Studies, Participation, Youth Programs
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Brighi, Antonella; Mazzanti, Chiara; Guarini, Annalisa; Sansavini, Alessandra – International Journal of Emotional Education, 2015
A considerable amount of research has examined the link between children's peer acceptance, which refers to the degree of likability within the peer group, social functioning and emotional wellbeing, at a same age and in a long term perspective, pointing out to the contribution of peer acceptance for mental wellbeing. Our study proposes a…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Peer Acceptance, Sociometric Techniques, Social Networks
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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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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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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