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ERIC Number: EJ895810
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Aug
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0090-4392
Joven Noble: Evaluation of a Culturally Focused Youth Development Program
Tello, Jerry; Cervantes, Richard C.; Cordova, David; Santos, Susana M.
Journal of Community Psychology, v38 n6 p799-811 Aug 2010
The purpose of this study was to describe and evaluate a promising program model, the Joven Nobel curriculum, for Latino male adolescents that promotes positive youth development and addresses prevention of a number of risk-related sexual behaviors within a cultural context. A quasi-experimental design was used that included a pre- and posttest assessment of 683 adolescent males. Results revealed that youth exposed to the 10-week curriculum had significant increases in knowledge and decrease in behavior related to high risk sexual behaviors. Out of eight scale measures (ATSS, Perceived Risk, HIV Knowledge, CAPS: Talk, CAPS: Comfort Talk, CAPS: Cool Sex, ATA, Cultural Esteem, and Hombres Con Palabra) seven yielded a significant and positive outcome results. The curriculum appears effective in shaping youth's attitudes and beliefs about high-risk sexual behaviors. (Contains 4 tables and 1 footnote.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 10; Grade 11; Grade 12; Grade 6; Grade 7; Grade 8; Grade 9; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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