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ERIC Number: EJ912230
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Mar
Pages: 26
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 51
ISSN: ISSN-0192-513X
High School Relationship and Marriage Education: A Comparison of Mandated and Self-Selected Treatment
Halpern-Meekin, Sarah
Journal of Family Issues, v32 n3 p394-419 Mar 2011
This study examines whether high school relationship and marriage education can affect students' relationship skills and if effects vary between sites having mandated and self-selected course participation. Based on an original data set (n = 222), results show that course exposure can result in a significant, positive change in students' relationship skills, although only at certain schools and for certain students. Mandated treatment appears to garner better results, those from two-parent families show the most consistent gains in relationship skills across schools, and severely economically disadvantaged school samples appear not to show gains. The importance of these results for practitioners and policy makers is discussed. (Contains 6 tables and 14 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
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