Teaching Prevention: The Impact of a Universal Preventive Intervention on Teacher Candidates
Jason D. Fruth, Mary J. Huber

This study examines the impact of delivering a universal preventive intervention topre-service early childhood teacher educator candidates. Multiple studies list classroom impacts of the PAX Good Behavior Gameon students’ proximal and distal outcomes including decreased disruptive behaviors, decreased substance abuse, alcohol dependence, and tobacco use. However, little is known about the impact of PAX GBG on teachers. This randomized control study included a group of teacher candidates who received PAX GBG as part of their teacher education instruction and a control group that received traditional teacher education instruction. The results showed that the PAX group reported significantly higher levels of selfefficacy in all areas after the intervention andalso when compared to the control group.

Full Text: PDF     DOI: 10.15640/jehd.v4n1a22