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Social skills training as a strategy to cope with bullying: intervention and empowerment

Grant number: 13/22361-5
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): March 01, 2014
Effective date (End): May 31, 2017
Field of knowledge:Health Sciences - Nursing
Principal Investigator:Marta Angélica Iossi Silva
Grantee:Jorge Luiz da Silva
Home Institution: Escola de Enfermagem de Ribeirão Preto (EERP). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Ribeirão Preto , SP, Brazil
Associated scholarship(s):15/01794-6 - Improving social competencies and fighting bullying: effects of an intervention addressing social skills, BE.EP.DR

Abstract

Bullying as a type of interpersonal violence is considered to be an important problem to be investigated and dealt with at schools. Its occurrence is associated with contextual aspects of both schools and students. This study specifically focuses on aggression correlated with the students' personal characteristics that make them vulnerable to victimization because these characteristics may indicate consistent guidelines to promote quality of life and the prevention and control of bullying in the school environment. Therefore, this study's objective was to verify whether the Training Program for Social Skills helps to change the vulnerability to bullying of victimized adolescents. This is an intervention study, the development of which is based on the assumptions of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). Intervention and comparison groups will be formed with 6th grade students from five public schools in the city of Ribeirão Preto, SP, Brazil. All the groups will be assessed in terms of the presence of bullying, intensity of victimization, and development of social skills before and after the training program is implemented with the intervention groups over the course of 12 months. We expect this investigation to provide data concerning the acquisition of social skills after the intervention, the maintenance of such skills in the follow-up assessments, and generalizations concerning skills, as well as their impact on the personal and social development of students in terms of reduced vulnerability they present in relation to bullying.

Scientific publications (4)
(References retrieved automatically from Web of Science and SciELO through information on FAPESP grants and their corresponding numbers as mentioned in the publications by the authors)
DA SILVA, JORGE LUIZ; DE OLIVEIRA, WANDERLEI ABADIO; CARLOS, DIENE MONIQUE; DA SILVA LIZZI, ELISANGELA APARECIDA; ROSARIO, RAFAELA; IOSSI SILVA, MARTA ANGELICA. Intervention in social skills and bullying. Revista Brasileira de Enfermagem, v. 71, n. 3, p. 1085-1091, MAY-JUN 2018. Web of Science Citations: 1.
JORGE LUIZ DA SILVA; WANDERLEI ABADIO DE OLIVEIRA; MARCELA ALMEIDA ZEQUINÃO; ELISÂNGELA APARECIDA DA SILVA LIZZI; BEATRIZ OLIVEIRA PEREIRA; MARTA ANGÉLICA IOSSI SILVA. Resultados de Intervenções em Habilidades Sociais na Redução de Bullying Escolar: Revisão Sistemática com Metanálise. Trends in Psychology, v. 26, n. 1, p. -, Mar. 2018.
JORGE LUIZ DA SILVA; WANDERLEI ABADIO DE OLIVEIRA; DIENE MONIQUE CARLOS; ELISANGELA APARECIDA DA SILVA LIZZI; RAFAELA ROSÁRIO; MARTA ANGÉLICA IOSSI SILVA. Intervention in social skills and bullying. Revista Brasileira de Enfermagem, v. 71, n. 3, p. -, Maio 2018.
DA SILVA, JORGE LUIZ; DE OLIVEIRA, WANDERLEI ABADIO; BRAGA, IARA FALLEIROS; FARIAS, MARILURDES SILVA; DA SILVA LIZZI, ELISANGELA APARECIDA; CARVALHO GONCALVES, MARLENE FAGUNDES; PEREIRA, BEATRIZ OLIVEIRA; IOSSI SILVA, MARTA ANGELICA. The Effects of a Skill-Based Intervention for Victims of Bullying in Brazil. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH AND PUBLIC HEALTH, v. 13, n. 11 NOV 2016. Web of Science Citations: 7.

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