ERIC Number: ED362335
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Apr
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Retention of Second Graders' Knowledge and Skills One Year after a Brief Primary Sexual Abuse Prevention Program.
Hensley, Beth H.; Soled, Suzanne Wegener
This study investigated the long-term cognitive effects for 40 second graders 1 year after participating in a brief, 50-minute, primary sexual abuse prevention program. It was expected that participants would retain knowledge of body safety and of sexual abuse prevention skills 1 year after the treatment program. The Personal Safety Questionnaire and the "What If" Situations Test were used to measure retention. Utilizing the pretest, posttest, and retention scores of both instruments, it was demonstrated that the second graders did retain knowledge of sexual abuse and sexual abuse prevention skills. The findings confirm the long-term effectiveness of a brief primary sexual abuse prevention program. Implications include the need for additional research demonstrating retention as well as developing evaluation instruments that are more age-appropriate. Contains 18 references. (Author/MDM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: What If Situations Test
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Atlanta, GA, April 12-16, 1993).