ERIC Number: EJ1061333
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Apr
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An Evaluation of a School-Based, Peer-Facilitated, Healthy Relationship Program for At-Risk Adolescents
McLeod, David Axlyn; Jones, Robin; Cramer, Elizabeth P.
Children & Schools, v37 n2 p108-116 Apr 2015
There are few evaluations of peer-facilitated teenage dating violence prevention programs in the literature. To begin to address this gap, this project assessed the effectiveness of a school-based, peer-facilitated healthy relationships program among academically at-risk students. Two hundred and ninety-one ninth graders of mixed race and gender participated in a five-session healthy relationships program that had been adapted to address concerns of cultural relevance. Findings from analyses of variance showed that program participants made statistically significant improvements from pretest to posttest, across demographics of race and gender. Results support the value of developing culturally responsive curricula and using peer-facilitated programming to address teenage dating violence in school-based healthy relationship programs.
Descriptors: Dating (Social), Violence, Prevention, Adolescents, At Risk Persons, School Activities, Interpersonal Relationship, Grade 9, Cultural Relevance, Statistical Analysis, Pretests Posttests, Program Effectiveness, Race, Sex, Peer Teaching
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 9; Junior High Schools; Middle Schools; Secondary Education; High Schools
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