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dc.contributor.authorCarroll, A
dc.contributor.authorMcCarthy, M
dc.contributor.authorHoughton, S
dc.contributor.authorSanders O'Connor, E
dc.date.accessioned2020-05-14T01:33:12Z
dc.date.available2020-05-14T01:33:12Z
dc.date.issued2020
dc.identifier.issn0033-3085
dc.identifier.doi10.1002/pits.22352
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/393851
dc.description.abstractThe effectiveness of universal social emotional learning (SEL) programs are dependent on the incorporation of best practice principles, including an evaluative component. In the present study, the effects of a best practice, teacher‐led SEL program was examined with 854 children aged 8–12 years. KooLKIDS uses an interactive multimedia format and animated character to help children develop their emotion regulation capacities, social and friendship skills, empathy and compassion for others, and self‐esteem. A quasi‐experimental waitlist‐control design was used to examine the impact of KooLKIDS on social and emotional competence, behavioral and emotional problems, academic achievement and effort. Hierarchical linear modeling demonstrated significant increases in social and emotional competence, and reductions in internalizing and externalizing problems in children post KooLKIDS program in the intervention group. The findings suggest that KooLKIDS has strong potential as a teacher‐led, classroom‐based, structured program for enhancing children's social and emotional learning.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherWiley
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom851
dc.relation.ispartofpageto867
dc.relation.ispartofissue6
dc.relation.ispartofjournalPsychology in the Schools
dc.relation.ispartofvolume57
dc.subject.fieldofresearchSpecialist studies in education
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPsychology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode3904
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode52
dc.titleEvaluating the effectiveness of KooLKIDS: An interactive social emotional learning program for Australian primary school children
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dcterms.bibliographicCitationCarroll, A; McCarthy, M; Houghton, S; Sanders O'Connor, E, Evaluating the effectiveness of KooLKIDS: An interactive social emotional learning program for Australian primary school children, Psychology in the Schools, 2020, 57 (6), pp. 851-867
dc.date.updated2020-05-13T23:36:14Z
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gro.griffith.authorMcCarthy, Molly M.


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