PI034: Supporting Students Social-Emotional Knowledge and Behavior through Second Step

Friday, February 21, 2014 11:00 AM–11:45 AM


This presentation describes the results of a social-emotional intervention with 36 fourth-grade students in an urban school district. A quasi-experimental pre-post wait-list nonequivalent control design was used to evaluate the effects of a social-emotional curriculum, Second Step, in improving students’ prosocial behaviors and knowledge of social-emotional skills such as empathy, emotional management, and problem solving. This presentation illustrates the observable impact a social-emotional curriculum can make on students’ behavior and knowledge.


McKenzie T. Carran, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, Whitewater, WI