Efficacy of a preventive program for emotional problems in adolescents: The modulator role of academic achievement

Margarita Olmedo, Victoria del Barrio, Miguel Ángel Santed


Children and adolescents' emotional problems had been related to school achievement in many researches. In this work, the differential efficacy of a prevention program was studied. The program was conceived to decrease the levels of anxiety and depression. The school grades in the past and present times were compared in relation to depression and anxiety levels before and after the intervention. The prevention program was applied to 121 students from 12 to 16 years old. The results show the best efficacy of the program to decrese depression symptomatology in students with previous academic problems.


Adolescence; anxiety; depression; academic achievement; prevention; efficacy

DOI: https://doi.org/10.5944/ap.2.3.532


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