ViSC Social Competence Program

Dagmar Strohmeier, Christine Hoffmann, Eva Maria Schiller, Elisabeth Stefanek, Christiane Spiel

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The ViSC Social Competence Program has been implemented in Austrian schools within the scope of a national strategy plan, Together Against Violence. The program is a primary preventive program designed for grades 5 to 8. The prevention of aggression and bullying is defined as a school development task, and the initial implementation of the program lasts one school year. The program consists of universal and specific actions that are implemented through in-school teacher training and a class project for students. The program was evaluated with a randomized intervention control group design. Data were collected from teachers and students. Results suggest that the program reduces aggression in schools.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)71-84
Number of pages14
JournalNew directions for youth development
Issue number133
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2012


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