Assessing effectiveness of aggression replacement training at a technical college in Thailand

Nualnong Wongtongkam, Andrew Day, Paul Russell Ward, Anthony Harold Winefield

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Abstract

Youth violence is a significant public health issue in Thailand where most people who are injured are vocational college students. There is a need to identify methods whereby such violence can be prevented. We trialed a group program in a technical college in Thailand with 23 students who received a modified version of aggression replacement training. We then compared their results with those of 24 students who did not receive any intervention or preintervention at 1 and 3 month followups. Although we found little evidence supporting the effectiveness of the intervention, participants in the intervention group suggested in the followup in-depth interviews that they felt more able to avoid or ignore provocation, and that they thought more about the consequences of aggressive behavior than they did prior to the intervention.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1047-1056
Number of pages10
JournalSocial Behavior and Personality
Volume42
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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