Teaching Multiethnic Urban Adolescents How to Enhance Their Competencies: Effects of a Middle School Primary Prevention Program on Adaptation

@article{Ayotte2004TeachingMU,
  title={Teaching Multiethnic Urban Adolescents How to Enhance Their Competencies: Effects of a Middle School Primary Prevention Program on Adaptation},
  author={Violaine Ayotte and J P Saucier and François Bowen and M C Laurendeau and Michel Fournier and Jean-Guy Blais},
  journal={Journal of Primary Prevention},
  year={2004},
  volume={24},
  pages={7-23}
}
This study evaluated a program that promoted adaptation of students in their first year of secondary school. Participants included 896 multiethnic urban students mostly from socioeconomically disadvantaged families. The program focused on developing healthy self-perceptions, and cognitive, affective and behavioral skills. Multiple regression analyses revealed the predicted positive effects of the program on psychological and social outcomes. However, there was also an unexpected negative… CONTINUE READING