The Effects of a Skill-Based Intervention for Victims of Bullying in Brazil
AbstractThis study’s objective was to verify whether improved social and emotional skills would reduce victimization among Brazilian 6th grade student victims of bullying. The targets of this intervention were victimized students; a total of 78 victims participated. A cognitive-behavioral intervention based on social and emotional skills was held in eight weekly sessions. The sessions focused on civility, the ability to make friends, self-control, emotional expressiveness, empathy, assertiveness, and interpersonal problem-solving capacity. Data were analyzed through Poisson regression models with random effects. Pre- and post-analyses reveal that intervention and comparison groups presented significant reduced victimization by bullying. No significant improvement was found in regard to difficulties in practicing social skills. Victimization reduction cannot be attributed to the program. This study contributes to the incipient literature addressing anti-bullying interventions conducted in developing countries and highlights the need for approaches that do not exclusively focus on the students’ individual aspects. View Full-Text
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da Silva, J.L.; de Oliveira, W.A.; Braga, I.F.; Farias, M.S.; da Silva Lizzi, E.A.; Gonçalves, M.F.C.; Pereira, B.O.; Silva, M.A.I. The Effects of a Skill-Based Intervention for Victims of Bullying in Brazil. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2016, 13, 1042.
da Silva JL, de Oliveira WA, Braga IF, Farias MS, da Silva Lizzi EA, Gonçalves MFC, Pereira BO, Silva MAI. The Effects of a Skill-Based Intervention for Victims of Bullying in Brazil. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2016; 13(11):1042.Chicago/Turabian Style
da Silva, Jorge L.; de Oliveira, Wanderlei A.; Braga, Iara F.; Farias, Marilurdes S.; da Silva Lizzi, Elisangela A.; Gonçalves, Marlene F.C.; Pereira, Beatriz O.; Silva, Marta A.I. 2016. "The Effects of a Skill-Based Intervention for Victims of Bullying in Brazil." Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 13, no. 11: 1042.
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