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ERIC Number: EJ914268
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 33
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 35
ISSN: ISSN-1554-2998
Fostering Healthy Development among Middle School Females: A Summer Program
Caton, Mary; Field, Julaine E.; Kolbert, Jered B.
Journal of School Counseling, v8 n39 2010
This study seeks to understand the effectiveness of a five-day residential leadership camp on the body image, assertiveness skills, attitudes towards gender equality, conflict resolution skills of early adolescent girl participants. To investigate the significance of the intervention, camp participants were asked to complete several instruments including the Adolescent Femininity Ideology Scale Parts 1 and 2 (Tolman & Porche, 2000), the Attitudes Toward Women Scale for Adolescents (Galambos, Peterson, Richards, & Gitelson, 1985), the Body Appreciation Scale (Avalos, Tylka, & Wood-Barcalow, 2005), and the Conflict Resolution Scale (Smith, Daunic, Miller, & Robinson, 2002). These instruments were given in a pretest/posttest format and were analyzed for significance through a repeated measures MANOVA test. Statistical significance was found for every scale but the conflict resolution style subscale of the Conflict Resolution Scale (Smith et al., 2002). Specific implications for school counselors are discussed. (Contains 2 tables.)
Journal of School Counseling. Montana State University, College of Education, Health and Human Development, P.O. Box 172940, Bozeman, MT 59717. Tel: 406-994-4133; Fax: 406-994-1854; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Middle Schools
Audience: Counselors
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Attitudes Toward Women Scale