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ERIC Number: EJ784823
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 19
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0021-8731
Developing a Prevention Plan for an American Indian Boarding School: Strengthening Positive Peer Culture
Hektner, Joel M.; De Jong, Judith A.
Journal of American Indian Education, v46 n1 p41-59 2007
In order to develop a comprehensive substance abuse prevention plan for a boarding school for American Indian middle school students, the students (N = 66) were surveyed at two time points and teacher reports and discipline records were collected. Factors most strongly related to substance use were affiliation with risk-taking peers, lower levels of assertiveness and self-esteem, and being female. Girls also had higher levels of distress, social anxiety, and association with risk-taking peers. Several recommendations for a prevention program are made, including the elimination of a separate "Honor Dorm" for well-behaved students, the creation of mentored friendship groups, and the training of peer leaders.
Center for Indian Education. Arizona State University, College of Education, P.O. Box 871311, Tempe, AZ 95287-1311. Tel: 480-965-6292; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A