Thesis / Dissertation

Evaluating a Universal Social Information Processing Skills Program for Girls: The Friendship Saver Program

Connie Buckingham, Mary Ainley (ed.)

Published : 2020

Abstract

This thesis presents an evaluation of the Friendship Saver Program, a universal program designed to be gender-specific, aimed to improve the social information processing skills of girls. Specially, the program aims to teach social information processing skills as defined by the Social Information Processing Model (SIP) (Crick & Dodge, 1994). The 12-week universal program was delivered to 214 middle-primary school age girls, by trained facilitators from their schools. An implementation quality questionnaire was used to track the fidelity of implementation, and indicated satisfactory to very good delivery of the program across the four schools involved. To evaluate program impact multipl..

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