The effectiveness of wellness-based classroom guidance in elementary school settings: A pilot study

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Jane E. Myers, Professor (Creator)
Jose A. Villalba, Assistant Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: A three-session, wellness-based classroom guidance unit was developed based on the Indivisible Self wellness model and presented to 55 students in 5th grade. Participants completed the Five Factor Wellness Inventory, Elementary School Version, before and after the unit. Wellness scores were significantly and positively higher at post-testing for Total Wellness and three of five wellness factors addressed in the guidance sessions (Creative, Social, and Physical Self). Follow-up studies revealed that students with low wellness scores at pretest improved the most. Implications for elementary school counselors are discussed.

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Journal of School Counseling, 6(9)
Language: English
Date: 2008
wellness, adolescents, classroom guidance, indivisible self wellness model, elementary school, counselors

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