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Effects on coping skills and anxiety of a universal school-based mental health intervention delivered in Scottish primary schools

Collins, Sabrina and Woolfson, Lisa and Durkin, Kevin (2013) Effects on coping skills and anxiety of a universal school-based mental health intervention delivered in Scottish primary schools. School Psychology International, n/a (n/a). n/a. ISSN 0143-0343

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Abstract

Anxiety disorders are common in children and may signal risk of depression, social or academic difficulties. This study evaluated the effects of a universal mental health promotion intervention delivered in primary schools. Three hundred and seventeen 9 to10 year olds were randomly allocated by class group to intervention condition (psychologist-led or teacher-led), or comparison condition. Coping and anxiety were measured pre- and post-intervention and at six month follow-up. Significant anxiety reduction and improved coping were found post-intervention and at follow-up. There were no significant differences between the teacher- and psychologist-led intervention groups. Results indicated that a universal school programme delivered by teachers can have positive effects on anxiety and coping.

Item type: Article
ID code: 41633
Keywords: coping skills , anxiety, school-based , universal, mental health , Psychology, Developmental and Educational Psychology
Subjects: Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > Psychology
Department: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (HaSS) > School of Psychological Science and Health > Psychology
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Depositing user: Pure Administrator
Date Deposited: 22 Oct 2012 16:59
Last modified: 05 Sep 2014 18:24
URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/41633

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