Evaluation of two interventions to reduce aggressive and antisocial behavior in first and second graders in a resource-poor setting
International Journal of Educational Research Volume 48, Number 5, ISSN 0883-0355 Publisher: Elsevier Ltd
We conducted a three-arm cluster randomized controlled trial (n=2491) to evaluate a teacher delivered intervention to reduce aggressive and antisocial behavior and increase prosocial behavior in the classroom. A second aim of this trial was to establish whether combining this intervention with an intervention for parents was better than the teacher-only intervention. This evaluation was conducted in a resource-poor setting (Pereira, Colombia). The findings show that both interventions prevented increases in aggressive and antisocial behavior. However, the teacher-only intervention also had a positive impact on increasing prosocial behavior.
Klevens, J., Martínez, J.W., Le, B., Rojas, C., Duque, A. & Tovar, R. (2009). Evaluation of two interventions to reduce aggressive and antisocial behavior in first and second graders in a resource-poor setting. International Journal of Educational Research, 48(5), 307-319. Elsevier Ltd.