The effect of social competence training on decreasing in aggression pre-school boys

Document Type : Research Paper



Childhood aggression predicts the later high-risk behavior. Research shows that aggressive children become violent because of abnormal social relations and ineffective group or individual ways of solution conflict. Empirical studies need to be dome to find effective strategies for overcoming this phenomenon. This research evaluates three dimensional model of social competence; (1) cognitive skills and abilities; (2) behavioral skills; (3) emotional competence on 6 boys with the age of 6 years old.
Methods and Materials: Subjects were selected from Uremia kindergartens. Instructional materials involved 7 skills (self–knowledge, empathy, interpersonal communications, relationships, cope with emotional issues, decision making and social problem solving). This training the skills carried out at 13 weeks in two stages and once a week. Behavior changes of all the subjects remained stable in follow-up visits (two weeks and 1 month later).
Results: The findings of this research indicates that aggressive behavior in children decreased deeply after participating in instructional classes and acquired skills were generated to kindergarten and home. Behavior changes of all the subjects