Development and evaluation of a short anger management group for special education teachers in Greece: A preliminary study
Vassilopoulos, Stephanos P.
Moberly, Nicholas J.
International Journal of School and Educational Psychology
Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
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This study investigated the efficacy of a psychoeducational group for Greek special education teachers, all but one of whom reported experiencing anger in class. An anger management program was designed, which included a short, four-session package to be given within two weeks. The results of a pretest–posttest comparison revealed reductions in participant-reported indicators of trait anger and hostile interpretations in the anger management group (n = 20) compared to a control sample of teachers not receiving the intervention (n = 24). Mediational analyses also showed that change in hostile attributions mediated change in emotions. These results suggested that the intervention was effective, despite being brief
This is an accepted manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis Group in International Journal of School and Educational Psychology on 14/04/2015, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/21683603.2014.938384.
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