ERIC Number: ED297208
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Aug
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Enhancing the Attractiveness of Alcohol Education Via a Microcomputer Program.
Meier, Scott T.
Getting students' attention is one of the most difficult problems for counselors who conduct alcohol education programs in high schools or colleges. A computer-aided instruction program using microcomputers for alcohol education was developed entitled "If You Drink: An Alcohol Education Program" (IYD). The IYD program consists of five modules: the alcohol quiz, the breath analyzer, the teen test, the party, and alcohol and drugs. Two field studies analyzing the effectiveness of the program were conducted. In the first study 18 undergraduate students overwhelmingly agreed that the IYD program held their interest. In the second study, a display of the IYD program during alcohol awareness week was in use almost continually. The program produced small positive changes in attitudes towards alcohol, but no negative changes. The program shows promise as an introduction to more extensive alcohol education efforts. (ABL)
Publication Type: Reports - General; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association (95th, New York, NY, August 28-September 1, 1987).