Developing cognitive-social-emotional competencies to enhance academic learning
Article first published online: 8 MAR 2005
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Psychology in the Schools
Volume 42, Issue 4, pages 405–417, April 2005
How to Cite
Linares, L. O., Rosbruch, N., Stern, M. B., Edwards, M. E., Walker, G., Abikoff, H. B. and Alvir, J. Ma. J. (2005), Developing cognitive-social-emotional competencies to enhance academic learning. Psychol. Schs., 42: 405–417. doi: 10.1002/pits.20066
- Issue published online: 8 MAR 2005
- Article first published online: 8 MAR 2005
This preliminary study examined intervention effects of a universal prevention program offered by classroom teachers to public elementary school students. The Unique Minds School Program (M.B. Stern, 1999) is a teacher-led program designed to promote cognitive-social-emotional (CSE) skills, including student self-efficacy, problem solving, social-emotional competence, and a positive classroom climate, with the dual goal of preventing youth behavioral problems and promoting academic learning. During 2 consecutive school years, 119 students and their teachers were assessed in the fall and spring of Grade 4 and again in the spring of Grade 5. As compared to students in the comparison school, students in the intervention showed gains in student self-efficacy, problem solving, social-emotional competencies, and math grades. Incremental gains within CSE domains were found after 1 and 2 years of intervention. © 2005 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. Psychol Schs 42: 405–417, 2005.