ERIC Number: ED191925
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
Evaluation of a Self-Development Approach to Drug Education: Some Mixed Results.
Jackson, Javon; Calsyn, Robert J.
An experimental evaluation was conducted of a drug education program in two high schools. The experimental group consisted of students who had participated in a 50 hour workshop which combined didactic presentations and interactive activities between peers. The control group consisted of students from the drug education program waiting list. It was hypothesized that the students who received the drug education program, when compared to a control group would: (1) score higher on an overdose drug knowledge test; (2) score lower on a drug usage test; (3) score higher on a self-esteem test; and (4) score higher on an empathy test. The results supported only the fourth hypothesis; that is, students receiving the drug education program did better on the empathy test than did the control group students. There were no significant differences between experimental and control students on the drug knowledge, drug usage, or self-esteem tests. (Author/MK) SD
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
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