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Investigating Adverse Effects of Adolescent Group Interventions

Abstract This study examined an adverse effect of an adolescent group intervention. Group interventions represent one of the most economical, convenient, and common solution to adolescent behavior problems, although prior findings from program evaluation studies have suggested that these groups can unexpectedly increase the externalizing behaviors that they were designed to reduce or prevent. The current study used data from a longitudinal, randomized controlled trial of the Bridges to High School / Puentes a La Secundaria Program, a multicomponent prevention program designed to reduce risk during the middle school transition, which has demonstrated positive effects across an array of outcomes. Data were collected at the beginning of 7th grade, with... (more)
Created Date 2015
Contributor Wong, Jessie J. (Author) / Gonzales, Nancy A (Advisor) / West, Stephen G (Advisor) / Chassin, Laurie (Committee member) / Dishion, Thomas (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Clinical psychology / Experimental psychology / Psychology / Adolescent / Externalizing behavior / Group interventions / Program evaluation
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 91 pages
Language English
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Note Doctoral Dissertation Psychology 2015
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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