ERIC Number: ED347463
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Aug
A School-Based Drug Education Health Promotion Research Project.
Rollin, Stephen A.; And Others
There is a present concern that the majority of children in the United States will be exposed to drug and alcohol use before they leave elementary school. It is further known that the ability of children and teenagers to avoid indiscriminate use and abuse of drugs appears to be related to a number of social, economic, physiological, and psychological factors. The purpose of this research-based design was to address drug prevention and health promotion strategies through the combination of parent education and involvement and positive peer influence. These strategies were implemented in Project KICK using a four-cornered partnership among Florida State University, an elementary school, a middle school, and a community advisory board. The expected outcomes for the research project were improved self-esteem, drug knowledge and awareness, improved parenting skills, and health promotion. Both bimonthly parent education courses and weekly peer role modeling sessions between middle and elementary school students comprised the intervention for this research. It was hypothesized that the intervention would lead to an increase among the third graders (N=34) in self-esteem, improved attitudes, increased knowledge regarding drugs, and an improvement in the quality of parent-child relationships. The results were encouraging. Increases were found in the predicted direction from the experimental group on all of the major variables. (Author/ABL)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association (100th, Washington, DC, August 14-18, 1992).