The promotion of social competence: longitudinal study of a preventive school-based program.

@article{Elias1991ThePO,
  title={The promotion of social competence: longitudinal study of a preventive school-based program.},
  author={Maurice J. Elias and Michael A. Gara and T F Schuyler and L R Branden-Muller and Michael A. Sayette},
  journal={The American journal of orthopsychiatry},
  year={1991},
  volume={61 3},
  pages={409-17}
}
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. 

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