ERIC Number: EJ1155482
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Abstractor: As Provided
Teen Choices, an Online Stage-Based Program for Healthy, Nonviolent Relationships: Development and Feasibility Trial
Levesque, Deborah A.; Johnson, Janet L.; Prochaska, Janice M.
Journal of School Violence, v16 n4 p376-385 2017
This article describes the theoretical foundation, development, and feasibility testing of an online, evidence-based intervention for teen dating violence prevention designed for dissemination. Teen Choices, a program for healthy, nonviolent relationships, relies on the transtheoretical model of behavior change and expert system technology to deliver assessments and feedback matched to stage of change for using healthy relationship skills. The program also tailors feedback to dating status, risk level, and other key characteristics. Ninety-nine students from high schools in Tennessee and Rhode Island completed a Teen Choices session and 97 completed an 11-item acceptability evaluation. Of participants, 100% completed the intervention session as intended. Evaluations of the program were favorable: 88.7% agreed the program feedback was easy to understand, and 86.7% agreed that the program could help people develop healthier relationships. Findings provide encouraging evidence of the acceptability and feasibility of this approach to dating violence prevention.
Descriptors: Violence, Dating (Social), Adolescents, Prevention, Health Promotion, Interpersonal Relationship, Interpersonal Competence, Behavior Change, Theories, Intervention, High School Students, Program Effectiveness, Student Attitudes
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools
Sponsor: National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (DHHS/CDC)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Rhode Island; Tennessee
Grant or Contract Numbers: R43CE000499