Cognitive-behavioral intervention with aggressive boys: three-year follow-up and preventive effects.


Journal Article

This study examined the longer term preventive effects of a school-based intervention with boys referred by classroom teachers as highly aggressive and disruptive. Three years after intervention, boys who had received an anger coping (AC) program were compared with a group of untreated boys. The AC boys had lower rates of drug and alcohol involvement and had higher levels of self-esteem and social problem-solving skills. The AC boys were not significantly different from previously nonaggressive boys on these variables at follow-up. Although the overall intervention did not have longer term effects on delinquency rates or classroom behavior, a subset of boys who also received booster sessions did display maintenance of certain classroom behavior improvement. Implications for intensification of cognitive-behavioral interventions are discussed.

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Cited Authors

  • Lochman, JE

Published Date

  • June 1992

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 60 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 426 - 432

PubMed ID

  • 1619096

Pubmed Central ID

  • 1619096

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1939-2117

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0022-006X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1037//0022-006x.60.3.426


  • eng