The Steps For Life Personal and Social Skills Greek Elementary Program
Initiative Description: Lessons are divided into 4 modules: a) rule-setting and establishment of a good classroom climate b) instruction of basic concepts c) empathy and emotions’ identification and management d) problem solving and target-setting. School counselors provided a list of 1st and 2nd grade students willing to participate and conducted a draw between them to randomly assign their students to an experimental or control group. The experimental group exhibited significant improvement in all targeted skills post-intervention while the control group did not improve concentration of attention, emotions’ management, and their ability to control verbal and physical aggressiveness and victimization.
Study Results: The program improved concentration, attention, emotion management, ability to control verbal/physical aggressiveness and victimization
Reference: Kourmousi, N., Markogiannakis, G., Tzavara, C., Kounenou, K., Christopoulou, E., & Mandrikas, A. (2018). Students Psychosocial Empowerment With The Steps For Life Personal and Social Skills Greek Elementary Programme. International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education,10(5), 535-549. doi:10.26822/iejee.2018541303
Level of Evidence: Excellent