International Journal of Psychology and Psychological Therapy

Volume 8 Num. 2 - June 2008


Impact of the play activity in the development of social competence

Volume 8 Num. 2 - June 2008 - Pages 193-202


Eva M. Romera , Rosario Ortega , Claire Monks


Among the bad
relations that may arise in social interactions is unjustified aggression and harassment.
The unjustified aggressiveness can be considered an antecedent of the bullying phenomenon,
which could be prevented through appropriate educational programs. The objective of this
study is to check if the intervention aimed at improving interpersonal relationships in play
activities promote both competence for learning and social development as the quality of
interpersonal relationships, under the assumption that both skills are essential for the
prevention of unjustified aggression in preschool. The results seem to reflect some success
in the quality of interpersonal relations that encourages and promotes this educational

Key words:

play activity, social competence, unjustified aggression, early education

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