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ERIC Number: EJ786259
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 15
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1087-3244
Differences in Perceived Implementation of a Standard versus Peer-Led Interactive Substance Abuse Prevention Program
Valente, Thomas W.; Okamoto, Janet; Pumpuang, Patchareeya; Okamoto, Paula; Sussman, Steve
American Journal of Health Behavior, v31 n3 p297-311 May-Jun 2007
Objective: To assess perceived implementation of 2 substance-abuse prevention programs: a standard one and a peer-led interactive one. Methods: Data from 16 health educators were collected after 504 classroom sessions, 63 of which were observed by 24 monitors. Results: In the interactive program, health educators (HEs) followed the curriculum less closely, reported less favorable classroom processes and less off-task talking than in the standard one. Conclusions: These data indicate that an interactive substance-abuse prevention program does not necessarily entail more off-task discussion but also does not necessarily guarantee more favorable program implementation.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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