Effectiveness of an adventure-based training programme in promoting the psychological well-being of primary schoolchildren

William H.C. Li, Joyce O.K. Chung, Eva K.Y. Ho

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Abstract

This study tested the effectiveness of an adventure-based training programme in promoting the psychological well-being of primary schoolchildren. A randomised controlled trial was conducted, with 56 primary school pupils randomly assigned to the experimental group participating in the adventure-based training programme and 64 to the attention placebo control group. Children in the experimental group reported significantly fewer depressive symptoms, lower anxiety levels and higher self-esteem than those in the attention placebo control group. This study provides some evidence that the adventure-based training programme is effective in promoting the psychological well-being of Hong Kong Chinese schoolchildren.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1478-1492
Number of pages15
JournalJournal of Health Psychology
Volume18
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2013
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • adventure-based training
  • children
  • mental health
  • psychological well-being
  • randomized controlled trial

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Applied Psychology

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