Dr. Carol Cox
Human and Child Development
In the school setting, teaching students how to effectively navigate social interactions with realistic expectations of themselves has demonstrated success in promoting healthy self- esteem and positive social interactions. There has been limited research on self-esteem and social behavior interventions, though, in the out-of-school setting. Student self-esteem knowledge and teacher-observed social behaviors were assessed before and after a month-long, puppet-based, self-esteem curricular intervention held during an afterschool program for a small group of elementary students. Pre-post intervention, student self-esteem and social behavior knowledge scores significantly (p
Rigby, Greenlee and Huhn, Madelyn (2023) "A Puppet-based Self-Esteem Intervention and Its Effect on Elementary Students’ Knowledge and Social Behaviors in an Afterschool Setting: An Exploratory Study," Undergraduate Research Journal for the Human Sciences: Vol. 16: Iss. 1.