|Title||Improving elementary school quality through the use of a social-emotional and character development program: a matched-pair, cluster-randomized, controlled trial in Hawai'i.|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2012|
|Authors||Snyder, FJ, Vuchinich, S, Acock, A, Washburn, IJ, Flay, BR|
|Journal||The Journal of school health|
|Date Published||2012 Jan|
School safety and quality affect student learning and success. This study examined the effects of a comprehensive elementary school-wide social-emotional and character education program, Positive Action, on teacher, parent, and student perceptions of school safety and quality utilizing a matched-pair, cluster-randomized, controlled design. The Positive Action Hawai'i trial included 20 racially/ethnically diverse schools and was conducted from 2002-2003 through 2005-2006.