Efficacy of a Psycho-Educational and Socio-Emotional Intervention Programme for Adolescents

Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2022 Jul 2;19(13):8153. doi: 10.3390/ijerph19138153.


The aim of this article is to evaluate the effectiveness of the implementation of a psycho-educational intervention programme. The objective of this programme was to achieve optimisation of self-concept and basic socio-emotional skills for comprehensive development in the adolescent stage. The sample consisted of 402 students from 19 groups from public secondary schools in the province of Badajoz. A quasi-experimental pretest-posttest design was applied with a control group using the Trait Meta-Mood Scale, Self-Concept Form 5, and the State-Trait Anxiety Inventory. The analysis showed that the programme was effective in the family and social dimensions of self-concept, while in the other dimensions, the changes were not statistically significant. The results for emotion perception, understanding and regulation show that there were no statistically significant differences in the experimental group, although there were significant differences in the control group.

Keywords: adolescents; anxiety; programme effectiveness; self-concept; socio-emotional skills.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Behavior Therapy
  • Emotions*
  • Humans
  • Schools
  • Self Concept*
  • Students / psychology

Grant support

This study has been partially subsidised by the Aid for Research Group (GR21157 and GR21024) from the Regional Government of Extremadura (Department of Economy, Science and Digital Agenda), with a contribution from the European Regional Development Fund: A way of making Europe (ERDF).