ERIC Number: EJ899754
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Oct
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 42
Buffering Effects of a Family-Based Intervention for African American Emerging Adults
Brody, Gene H.; Chen, Yi-fu; Kogan, Steven M.; Smith, Karen; Brown, Anita C.
Journal of Marriage and Family, v72 n5 p1426-1435 Oct 2010
This study focused on the buffering effects of Adults in the Making (AIM), a family-centered preventive intervention, on the link between life stress and increases in risk behaviors among 347 rural, southern African Americans as they left high school. Of the families, 174 were assigned to the prevention condition and 173 to a control condition. Emerging adults reported risk behaviors at pretest, posttest (7 months after pretest), and long-term follow-up (10 months after posttest). A significant Life stress x Prevention condition interaction emerged: Increases in risk behaviors were significantly greater among emerging adults in the control condition who experienced high stress levels than among those in the prevention condition who experienced equally high stress levels.
Descriptors: African Americans, Intervention, Prevention, Pretests Posttests, Late Adolescents, Family Programs, Rural Areas, At Risk Persons, Stress Variables, Program Effectiveness, Youth Programs
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