Identifying effective interventions for reducing/removing aggressive tendencies among school-aged adolescents: A meta-analysis

Johanna A Brown, Tennessee State University

Abstract

This research explores the overall effectiveness of interventions that purport to reduce and/or remove aggressive tendencies among school-aged adolescents. By reviewing and summarizing current quantitative research, this study investigates the relationships among perceived aggression in adolescents. The participants for this investigation consisted mostly of adolescents whose age ranged from 12-18. The data was collected by psychological and educational publication databases were searched using the computer assisted location tools PsycINFO, Psychology: A Sage Full-text Collection, and Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC). The overall findings show the negative effect size of the control group scored higher than the experimental group. The meta-analysis results show that the effect size is not in the hypothesized direction, this suggests that there is a medium positive relationship between intervention and aggression and the interventions as a whole were found to be effective in reducing aggressive tendencies.^

Subject Area

Psychology, Behavioral|Psychology, Developmental

Recommended Citation

Johanna A Brown, "Identifying effective interventions for reducing/removing aggressive tendencies among school-aged adolescents: A meta-analysis" (2009). ETD Collection for Tennessee State University. Paper AAI1480393.
http://digitalscholarship.tnstate.edu/dissertations/AAI1480393

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