ERIC Number: ED341903
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1987-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Teaching Students To Resist Pressures To Drink and Drive: Second Year Evaluation, Social Studies Classes. Prevention Center Papers. Technical Report No. 16.
Newman, Ian M.; And Others
During the 1983-1985 academic years, the Nebraska Prevention Center for Alcohol and Drug Abuse cooperated with the Omaha Public Schools to assess the effects of the videotape-based educational program "Resisting Pressures to Drink and Drive." This report is based upon curriculum activities of the 1983-1984 academic year and presents an assessment of the long-term effects of those activities in 1985. This educational program was presented in 51 Social Studies classrooms. The research project described in this report addresses the critical problem of high rates of alcohol-related automobile accidents involving adolescents. In response to this ongoing situation, a videotape-based curriculum was developed to help ninth grade students resist pressures to drink; drink and drive; and ride with a driver who had been drinking. The curriculum was targeted at 9th-grade students since education on these topics is relevant to students who are about to reach legal driving age and who also have relatively easy access to alcohol. As in the first year evaluation, the data were aggregated and analyzed by classroom. Curricula based on the principle of educational immunization are not necessarily expected to elicit immediate changes in behavior. Yet, according to the methodology used in this analysis, the curriculum did affect risk-taking behavior significantly after 1 year. (LLL)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Health Education, Inc.; Nebraska State Dept. of Motor Vehicles, Lincoln. Office of Highway Safety.; Omaha Public Schools, NE.
Authoring Institution: Nebraska Univ., Lincoln. Nebraska Prevention Center for Alcohol and Drug Abuse.