Prävention von problemen des sozialverhaltens im vorschulalter: Evaluation des Eltern- und Kindertrainings EFFEKT

Translated title of the contribution: Prevention of social behavior problems at preschool age: Evaluation of the Parent and Child Training Program Package EFFEKT

Friedrich Lösel, Andreas Beelmann, Mark Kurt Stemmler, Stefanie Jaursch

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Abstract

Background: There is a lack of sound evaluations of developmental prevention programs in Germany. Objective: This study evaluates the effectiveness of a child social skills training program, a parenting training, and a combination of both. Method: From a sample of 675 kindergarten children and their families, 227 participated in one of the three training schemes and 227 were assigned to equivalent control groups. Outcomes were measured 2-3 months and up to 24 months after the programs by using preschool teachers' reports on the Preschool Social Behavior Questionnaire and a content analysis of the school report cards in first grade. Results: The programs showed positive short-term effects on conduct problems, hyperactivity, and emotional problems. Effects were most pronounced for the combined programs and for children with more problems. Long-term effects were less consistent across programs but revealed an overall reduction of problematic children at school. Conclusions: Results are concordant with international meta-analyses and justify a cautious optimism toward such programs.

Translated title of the contributionPrevention of social behavior problems at preschool age: Evaluation of the Parent and Child Training Program Package EFFEKT
Original languageGerman
Pages (from-to)127-139
Number of pages13
JournalZeitschrift fur Klinische Psychologie und Psychotherapie
Volume35
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2006

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Clinical Psychology

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