Peer-Reviewed Journal Details
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O'Rourke, M;Hammond, S;O'Sullivan, D;Staunton, C;O'Brien, S
2016
January
International Journal Of Mentoring And Coaching In Education
The LifeMatters programme for developing life-skills in children: an evaluation
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WOS: 3 ()
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EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE DEPRESSIVE SYMPTOMS PREVENTION PROGRAMS MENTAL-HEALTH SCHOOL METAANALYSIS YOUTH RISK SCHOOLCHILDREN INTERVENTION
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Purpose - LifeMatters is a cognitive behavioural coaching programme that provides tools and techniques for developing and applying five areas of life skill competency: taking care of the body, feeling positive, thinking wisely, acting wisely, and taking care of the spirit. The purpose of paper is to evaluate the viability of the LifeMatters programme with a cohort of secondary school students (12-15 years) in Ireland. Design/methodology/approach - Open-ended feedback obtained from 196 participants who completed an open-ended questionnaire. These responses were subjected to a thematic analysis. Subsequent quantitative analysis of the resulting categorical data were carried out using correspondence analysis. Findings - Categorical analysis produced statistically significant sex and age differences showing that males and females differed in their experience of the programme. Girls benefited more from a focus upon stress and self-confidence whereas boys benefited more from a focus on relationship building. Originality/value - This study demonstrates the viability of the LifeMatters programme for secondary school students as an aid to develop life skills. It highlights the different needs of boys and girls in this area.
BINGLEY
2046-6854
10.1108/IJMCE-10-2015-0031
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