Jayman, Michelle, Ohl, Maddie, Hughes, Bronach and Fox, Pauline (2014) Improving the socio-emotional health of young people in early secondary education: a pilot study of the Pyramid intervention project. In: BPS Developmental Section Annual Conference, 3-5 September 2014, Hotel Casa, Amsterdam. (Unpublished)
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Objectives: Poor emotional health in adolescence is related to many negative outcomes including poor academic performance and mental health issues. The Pyramid project (a school-based intervention programme) aims to improve the socio-emotional well-being of vulnerable adolescents.
Method: The impact of the Pyramid project on seven early-adolescent students was examined through a mixed-methods design including the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire and a focus group.
Results: Improvements in socio-emotional competencies were demonstrated compared to a comparison group. Thematic analysis supported the quantitative findings and identified potential causal mechanisms facilitating change.
Conclusion: This pilot supports extending the research to a larger cohort and examining impact on academic achievement. Findings have the potential to underpin evidence-based policy and practice in the early adolescent population.
|Item Type:||Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)|
Medicine and health > Mental health
|Depositing User:||Michelle Jayman|
|Date Deposited:||31 May 2016 17:28|
|Last Modified:||24 Oct 2016 13:50|
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