Assessing the classroom wide impacts of a mental health program for disruptive students.
Last registered on November 08, 2018

Pre-Trial

Trial Information
General Information
Title
Assessing the classroom wide impacts of a mental health program for disruptive students.
RCT ID
AEARCTR-0001080
Initial registration date
April 22, 2016
Last updated
November 08, 2018 5:39 PM EST
Location(s)
Region
Primary Investigator
Affiliation
Warwick
Other Primary Investigator(s)
PI Affiliation
Warwick
Additional Trial Information
Status
Completed
Start date
2015-03-16
End date
2016-12-31
Secondary IDs
Abstract
There has been a lot of research studying whether students can benefit from being exposed to cognitively more able peers. On the other hand, there has been much less research studying whether students can be hampered by disruptive peers. In this study we measure the effects of "Habilidades para la vida", a program aiming to improve the classroom behaviour of the most disruptive students in 2nd grade in Chile. We will study the effects of this program on disruptive students, on their teachers, and on their non-disruptive classmates.
External Link(s)
Registration Citation
Citation
DeChaisemartin, Clement and Nicolas Navarrete. 2018. "Assessing the classroom wide impacts of a mental health program for disruptive students. ." AEA RCT Registry. November 08. https://www.socialscienceregistry.org/trials/1080/history/36992
Experimental Details
Interventions
Intervention(s)
Intervention Start Date
2015-04-06
Intervention End Date
2015-07-10
Primary Outcomes
Primary Outcomes (end points)
Students' disruptiveness score according to their teachers; students' disruptiveness score according to our enumerators; students' absenteeism; students' test scores in Spanish and Mathematics; teachers' taste for their job; teachers' stress levels; teachers' effort to prepare lectures.
Primary Outcomes (explanation)
Secondary Outcomes
Secondary Outcomes (end points)
Secondary Outcomes (explanation)
Experimental Design
Experimental Design
We randomized the semester of the 2015 school year during which the HPV program took place in a sample of 172 classes. 89 received it in the first semester while 83 received it in the second semester. We measured students' and teachers' outcomes in the beginning of the first semester (before the treatment group started receiving the treatment) and in the beginning of the second semester (before the control group started receiving the treatment).
Experimental Design Details
Randomization Method
Randomization was done in office with a computer.
Randomization Unit
Classes
Was the treatment clustered?
Yes
Experiment Characteristics
Sample size: planned number of clusters
172 classes
Sample size: planned number of observations
172 classes, 172 teachers, and approximately 6,000 students
Sample size (or number of clusters) by treatment arms
89 treatment group classes, 83 control group classes.
Minimum detectable effect size for main outcomes (accounting for sample design and clustering)
IRB
INSTITUTIONAL REVIEW BOARDS (IRBs)
IRB Name
University of Warwick Research Ethics Committee
IRB Approval Date
2014-11-03
IRB Approval Number
111/13-14
Analysis Plan
Analysis Plan Documents
Pre-analysis plan

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Post-Trial
Post Trial Information
Study Withdrawal
Intervention
Is the intervention completed?
No
Is data collection complete?
Data Publication
Data Publication
Is public data available?
No
Program Files
Program Files
Reports and Papers
Preliminary Reports
Relevant Papers