THE PROMOTION OF SOCIAL COMPETENCE: Longitudinal Study of a Preventive School-Based Program


Rutgers University, Department of Psychology, Tillett Hall, Livingston Campus, New Brunswick, NJ 08903


A two-year, intensive, elementary school-based primary prevention program aimed at the promotion of social competence was followed up six years later. Findings suggest beneficial effects for program recipients on indices of social adjustment and psychopathology when compared to controls, although overall strength of effects was not large and notable gender differences emerged.