ERIC Number: ED341905
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Dec
Teaching Students To Resist Pressures To Drink and Drive: Summary Evaluation 1984-1986. Prevention Center Papers Technical Report No. 18.
Newman, Ian M.; And Others
During the 1983-1986 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. " The effects of the program on two cohorts of 9th-grade students, one which participated through their Social Studies classes, and another which participated in their English classes, were compared and analyzed. The first analysis completes the second year evaluation of student learning in the experimental English classes, the second compares student learning and alcohol related behavior of the English (N=48) and Social Studies (N=51) experimental classes. The results of the Social Studies implementation show that the knowledge scores for those who had participated in the curriculum were significantly higher than for those who had not, at both post-test and follow-up. There was not significant difference between the group's self-reported riding with a drinking driver. Results for the experimental group in the English cohort showed that: (1) curriculum significantly increased knowledge measures; and (2) riding with a drinking driver for students in the experimental group did not decrease. The number of students who had ridden with a drinking driver in the last 30 days increased for both the English and the social studies groups. To conduct the same kind of long-term evaluation as for the Social Studies classes, the 1 year follow-up results of the first English experimental group are compared with the 1 year follow-up measurements of the Social Studies control group. (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.
Note: For related documents, see CG 023 997-999.