TitleImproving 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 TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsSnyder, FJ, Vuchinich, S, Acock, A, Washburn, IJ, Flay, BR
JournalThe Journal of school health
Date Published2012 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.