Using participatory research to develop a playground-based prevention program

TitleUsing participatory research to develop a playground-based prevention program
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2004
AuthorsLeff SS, Costigan T.E., Power T.J.
JournalJournal of School Psychology
Volume42
Issue1
Start Page3
Pagination3-21
Date Published01/2004
Abstract

Low level acts of aggression in school are associated with a host of emotional arousal, social problem-solving, peer relationship, and academic difficulties. School-wide interventions may decrease aggressive interactions and promote cooperative play and social skills among students. In the current study, the authors used a participatory-action research model to co-construct a playground-based recess program in a relatively large urban elementary school. The manuscript illustrates the partnership process and how data was used to inform intervention implementation procedures. The role of psychologists working at the whole-school level is highlighted.

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