Effectiveness of a culturally specific school-based cognitive-behavioural group therapy for primary school children with anxiety problems in Hong Kong

Andrew Yiu Tsang Low*, Daniel Fu Keung Wong, Sylvia Yuk Ching Kwok Lai, Patrick Ka Wai Man, Priscilla Sei Yah Ip

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Abstract

This study explores effective outcomes of a social worker-delivered, culturally adapted school-based cognitive-behaviour group to improve anxiety symptoms among primary school children in Hong Kong. Pre- and post- scores of the intervention groups were compared with waiting-list control groups using repeated measures ANOVA. A statistically significant reduction in anxiety level was evident in the treatment groups compared with the control groups. This article concludes by identifying policy and practice measures that could reduce anxiety and improve the lives of primary school children in Hong Kong.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages14
JournalAsia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 24 Dec 2023

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Sociology and Political Science

User-Defined Keywords

  • anxiety
  • Chinese children
  • Cognitive behavioral group
  • school-based intervention

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