What kind of outcomes can be expected from PATHS®?

In rigorous clinical studies*, the PATHS® program has been shown to:

  • reduce teachers' reports of students exhibiting aggressive behavior by 32%
  • increase teachers' reports of students exhibiting self-control by 36%
  • increase reports of prosocial peer relations
  • significantly improve students' ability to tolerate frustration
  • increase students' scores on cognitive skills tests by 20%
  • increase students' vocabulary for emotions by 68%
  • increase students’ ability to use effective conflict resolution strategies
  • reduce depression and sadness among students at risk

*at one or two-year follow-up, compared to matched-comparison children

Information and research articles demonstrating the impact of the PATHS® program can be accessed at: