Analysis of the Effect of a Social Problem-Solving Program on the Aggression of Children


Secer Z. , Ogelman H. G.

AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF GUIDANCE AND COUNSELLING, vol.21, no.2, pp.142-153, 2011 (Journal Indexed in SSCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 21 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.1375/ajgc.21.2.142
  • Title of Journal : AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF GUIDANCE AND COUNSELLING
  • Page Numbers: pp.142-153

Abstract

The aim of this research was to establish the effect of a social problem-solving training program for 8th grade students. In the experimental group, 14 students were 14 years old and 1 student was 15 years old. In the control group, 13 students were 14 years old and 2 students were 15 years old. The Aggression Questionnaire (AQ) was administered to the students. The students in the experimental group were trained in the Social Problem-Solving program at school. The students in the Social Problem-Solving Training Program had statistically significant lower scores on physical aggression, anger, hostility, indirect aggression and total aggression than the students who did not undertake the program.