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The effects of a transdiagnostic prevention programme for behavioural and emotional difficulties, self-esteem and prosocial behaviour among primary school children in Malaysia: a preliminary study

Chai, Carmen Wan Yin and Chen, Serena Sin Loke and Thong, Koon Nam (2019) The effects of a transdiagnostic prevention programme for behavioural and emotional difficulties, self-esteem and prosocial behaviour among primary school children in Malaysia: a preliminary study. Final Year Project, UTAR.

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    Abstract

    The objectives of the present study are to examine the effects of a transdiagnostic prevention programme on Malaysian children’s behavioural and emotional difficulties, self-esteem, and prosocial behaviour. A total of 18 primary school children, aged between 10 to 12 years old were recruited through purposive sampling at Kampar into this study. All the children were given questionnaires to measure emotional symptoms, conduct problems, hyperactivity-inattention, peer problems, total difficulties, self-esteem, and prosocial behaviour before and after participating in the 2 days programme, and during the 6-weeks follow-up assessment. The results of the study indicated significant decrements in conduct problems and total difficulties at posttest, followed by significant decrements in hyperactivity-inattention and peer problems at followup assessment. Self-esteem also reported a significant increment at follow-up assessment, but there are no significant differences found for emotional symptoms and prosocial behaviour. The study findings provided preliminary empirical support on the effectiveness of transdiagnostic prevention programme on Malaysian school-age children, as well as several other practical implications.

    Item Type: Final Year Project / Dissertation / Thesis (Final Year Project)
    Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
    Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Social Science > Bachelor of Social Science (Hons) Psychology
    Depositing User: ML Main Library
    Date Deposited: 18 Apr 2019 12:36
    Last Modified: 13 Aug 2019 23:30
    URI: http://eprints.utar.edu.my/id/eprint/3216

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