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ERIC Number: EJ1169142
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Jan
Pages: 25
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0313-5373
A Stealth Intervention: The GLAMA (Girls! Lead! Achieve! Mentor! Activate!) and BLAST (Boys! Lead! Activate! Succeed Together!) School Connectedness, Peer Leadership and Physical Activity Transition Program
Jenkinson, Kate A.; Naughton, Geraldine; Benson, Amanda C.
Australian Journal of Teacher Education, v43 n1 Article 3 p42-65 Jan 2018
This study investigated the effects of the GLAMA (Girls! Lead! Achieve! Mentor! Activate!) and BLAST (Boys! Lead! Activate! Succeed Together!) controlled 8-week peer-led stealth intervention on school connectedness and physical activity self-efficacy (PASE). The GLAMA and BLAST sessions were conducted during curriculum time in an Australian state secondary school by 49 Year 10 student leaders and 206 Year 7 students. Year 7 school connectedness decreased in both the control and intervention schools (p<0.001). Baseline social self-efficacy was the largest single predictor of change in Year 7 school connectedness (p<0.001). PASE increased in both schools over the 8-weeks (p=0.054), with the intervention school improving more. School connectedness may require greater time to elicit positive changes and integrated curriculum approaches that include ongoing peer mentoring are warranted. As school connectedness is a protective factor for many public health outcomes, a stealth approach requires further investigation particularly exploring the role of process motivators.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia
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