Improving the socio-emotional health of young people in early secondary education: a pilot study of the Pyramid intervention project

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, 03-05 Sep 2014, Amsterdam, Netherlands. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

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)
Subjects: Education
Medicine and health > Mental health
Psychology
Depositing User: Michelle Jayman
Date Deposited: 31 May 2016 17:28
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2017 14:10
URI: http://repository.uwl.ac.uk/id/eprint/2296

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