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ERIC Number: EJ837311
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Dec
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 19
ISSN: ISSN-1554-6128
Initial Findings in a Longitudinal Study of the Effectiveness of the "Sex Can Wait" Sexual Abstinence Curriculum for Grades 5-8
Laflin, Molly T.; Sommers, Joanne M.; Chibucos, Thomas R.
American Journal of Sexuality Education, v1 n1 p103-117 Dec 2005
Initial findings of a 5-year project examining the effectiveness of a sexual abstinence education program in grades 5-8 are reported. Following implementation of the "Sex Can Wait (SCW)" program, differences between the "SCW" group and a comparison group favored "SCW" on knowledge, positive attitudes towards abstinence, intentions to be sexually abstinent, and comfort in talking with parents about sex. Notable features of the overall study include the use of a quasi-experimental design with a comparison group as well as 12-24 month follow-up and behavioral analyses to be reported subsequently. (Contains 7 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Grade 5; Grade 6; Grade 7; Grade 8
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A