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Conference Paper: Effectiveness of an Adventure-Based Training Programme in Promoting the Psychological Well-Being of Primary School Children

TitleEffectiveness of an Adventure-Based Training Programme in Promoting the Psychological Well-Being of Primary School Children
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Issue Date2012
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The 2nd Asia-Pacific Conference on Health Promotion and Education (APHPE), Taipei, Taiwan, 4-6 May 2012, p. 515, abstract no. O-19-09-003 How to Cite?
AbstractBackground: Mental health problems in children are becoming more serious worldwide nowadays and have turned out to be a major public health concern. There has been an increase in the use of adventure-based training for school children with behavioural problems with the aim of changing their feelings, patterns of thought and behaviour. Nevertheless, empirical evidence to determine the effectiveness of such training is lacking in the existing literature, and it is uncertain whether it can promote the psychological well-being of school children. Aim: To examine the effectiveness of an adventure-based training programme in promoting the psychological well-being of Hong Kong Chinese primary school children. Methods: A randomized controlled trial, two-group pre-test and repeated post-tests, betweensubjects design was employed in two primary schools in a large public housing estate. A total of 120 primary grades 5 and 6 pupils were recruited in 2011, of whom 56 were randomly assigned to the experimental group participating in the adventure-based training programme and 64 to the attention placebo control group. All participants were asked to respond to the Chinese version of the Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale for Children, the State Anxiety Scale for Children, the Rosenberg's Self-Esteem Scale and the Pediatric Quality of Life Inventory .....
DescriptionConference theme: Empowerment for Healthy Settings - Healthy City and Community, Healthy School and University, Healthy Hospital and Healthy Workplace.
Oral Session 19: 10-Health Impact Assessment, Research and Evaluation Methods&11. Dissemination of Research and Evidence & 4-Sustainable Development of Health Promotion &7-Professional and Technical Development&1-Social Determinants of Health&1-Social Determinants of Health&24. Health Promotion in the Workplace (English Session)
The Conference program's website is located at http://www.nsha.org.tw/aphpe_web/2012%20APHPE.pdf
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/166339

 

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dc.contributor.authorLi, WHCen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-09-20T08:32:49Z-
dc.date.available2012-09-20T08:32:49Z-
dc.date.issued2012en_US
dc.identifier.citationThe 2nd Asia-Pacific Conference on Health Promotion and Education (APHPE), Taipei, Taiwan, 4-6 May 2012, p. 515, abstract no. O-19-09-003en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/166339-
dc.descriptionConference theme: Empowerment for Healthy Settings - Healthy City and Community, Healthy School and University, Healthy Hospital and Healthy Workplace.-
dc.descriptionOral Session 19: 10-Health Impact Assessment, Research and Evaluation Methods&11. Dissemination of Research and Evidence & 4-Sustainable Development of Health Promotion &7-Professional and Technical Development&1-Social Determinants of Health&1-Social Determinants of Health&24. Health Promotion in the Workplace (English Session)-
dc.descriptionThe Conference program's website is located at http://www.nsha.org.tw/aphpe_web/2012%20APHPE.pdf-
dc.description.abstractBackground: Mental health problems in children are becoming more serious worldwide nowadays and have turned out to be a major public health concern. There has been an increase in the use of adventure-based training for school children with behavioural problems with the aim of changing their feelings, patterns of thought and behaviour. Nevertheless, empirical evidence to determine the effectiveness of such training is lacking in the existing literature, and it is uncertain whether it can promote the psychological well-being of school children. Aim: To examine the effectiveness of an adventure-based training programme in promoting the psychological well-being of Hong Kong Chinese primary school children. Methods: A randomized controlled trial, two-group pre-test and repeated post-tests, betweensubjects design was employed in two primary schools in a large public housing estate. A total of 120 primary grades 5 and 6 pupils were recruited in 2011, of whom 56 were randomly assigned to the experimental group participating in the adventure-based training programme and 64 to the attention placebo control group. All participants were asked to respond to the Chinese version of the Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale for Children, the State Anxiety Scale for Children, the Rosenberg's Self-Esteem Scale and the Pediatric Quality of Life Inventory .....-
dc.languageengen_US
dc.relation.ispartofAsia-Pacific Conference on Health Promotion and Educationen_US
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.titleEffectiveness of an Adventure-Based Training Programme in Promoting the Psychological Well-Being of Primary School Childrenen_US
dc.typeConference_Paperen_US
dc.identifier.emailLi, WHC: william3@hkucc.hku.hken_US
dc.identifier.authorityLi, WHC=rp00528en_US
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dc.identifier.hkuros206916en_US
dc.identifier.spage515, abstract no. O-19-09-003-
dc.identifier.epage515, abstract no. O-19-09-003-

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