TITLE

How Becoming Mediators Affects Aggressive Students

AUTHOR(S)
Fast, Jonathan; Fanelli, Frank; Salen, Louis
PUB. DATE
July 2003
SOURCE
Children & Schools;Jul2003, Vol. 25 Issue 3, p161
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article describes a nine-month study conducted in an urban middle school to attempt to reduce the level of aggression of a small group of seventh graders by assigning them a positive role as mediators to fifth- and sixth-grade disputants. Twelve aggressive students were combined with 10 nonaggressive students, and they in turn were divided into subgroups. Pretest and posttest measures of self-concept and teacher's perception of problem behavior showed dramatic improvements. However, impulsivity scores and the rate of disciplinary referrals remained constant.
ACCESSION #
11844144

 

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