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ERIC Number: EJ996341
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 32
ISSN: ISSN-1082-1651
Evaluation of an Abstinence Based Intervention for Middle School Students
Rue, Lisa; Chandran, Raj; Pannu, Aman; Bruce, David; Singh, Rana; Traxler, Karen
Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, v104 n3 p32-40 2012
Outcomes associated with an abstinence education intervention were evaluated using a single group design with a 12-month longitudinal follow-up. The intervention group of adolescents ages 12-14 years (N = 427) were enrolled in an 11.5-hour abstinence education intervention offered during the school day. Significant differences were found in the expected direction on proximal variables for attitudes, intentions, and behaviors 1 year later. Youth who received the program were 3 1/2 times less likely to initiate sexual activity during the year after they received the program as compared to average behaviors from a neighboring community without the program. Abstinence based education may support youth's ability to delay sexual activity. (Contains 7 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 7; Grade 8; Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New York