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Table 4 Comparison of post intervention scores on outcome measures

From: Effects of problem-solving interventions on aggressive behaviours among primary school pupils in Ibadan, Nigeria

No Variable Treatment group (N = 18) Control group (N = 19) t test t (df) p value
1 Total TRAB (mean, SD) [range of 0–42] 18.22 (8.60) 26.47 (4.89) −3.61 (35) 0.001*
2 SDQ (mean, SD)     
 Emotional 4.56 (1.72) 5.74 (4.94) 0.96 (35) 0.34
 Conduct 6.00 (3.43) 3.95 (1.51) −2.39 (35) 0.02*
 Hyperactivity 7.61 (4.93) 5.79 (2.02) −1.49 (35) 0.15
 Peer problems 6.28 (2.68) 6.89 (3.16) 0.64 (35) 0.53
Total difficulties score [range of 0–40] 24.44 (7.78) 22.37 (7.51) −0.83 (35) 0.41
 Prosocial 6.83 (3.94) 6.74 (1.37) −0.10 (35) 0.92
3 SRAS (mean, SD) [range of 0–14] 6.11 (4.90) 10.53 (4.71) −2.80 (35) 0.008*
4 ATAQ (mean, SD) [range of 19–76]
 Retaliation belief 5.78 (2.67) 7.63 (3.76) 1.72 (35) 0.94
 General belief 17.17 (5.48) 20.74 (6.38) 1.82 (35) 0.08
 Coping strategies 22.11 (2.83) 20.05 (4.25) −1.73 (35) 0.09
5 SCAS (mean, SD) [range of 0–28] 13.83 (5.26) 13.68 (5.68) 0.08 (35) 0.94
  1. TRAB Teacher rating of aggressive behaviours (total maximum score = 42), SDQ Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire (total maximum score = 40), SRAS Self rated aggression scale (total maximum score = 14), ATAQ Attitude towards aggression questionnaire (total maximum score = 76), SCAS Social cognition and attribution scale (total maximum score = 28)
  2. * Data was statistically restricted with Bonferonni adjustment