Author

Lindsey Brown

Date of Award

5-2010

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Recreation

First Advisor

Eddie Hill, Ph.D.

Second Advisor

Amy Shellman, Ph.D.

Third Advisor

Sharon Todd, Ph.D.

Abstract

Examined the impact of an after-school program using 19 5th and 6th graders at an elementary school in Central New York state with goals to increase participants’ resiliency, reduce aggressive occurrences, and increase academic performance. A quasi-experimental design with a non-equivalent control group was used. Project used the Resiliency Attitudes and Skills Profile (RASP), behavioral referrals to the principal’s office, and teacher survey responses. Results showed that after-school program participants showed a significant increase in resiliency scores, a decrease in behavioral referrals, and the program was academically helpful to the students from the qualitative feedback received.

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