ERIC Number: EJ979070
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Abstractor: As Provided
Dating Violence and Sexual Assault Prevention with African American Middle Schoolers: Does Group Gender Composition Impact Dating Violence Attitudes?
Black, Beverly M.; Weisz, Arlene N.; Jayasundara, Dheeshana S.
Child & Youth Services, v33 n2 p158-173 2012
A dating violence and sexual assault prevention program was presented to 396, predominately African American, middle schoolers in two inner city schools in the United States. In one school the program was offered with a same-gender group composition; in the other school, the same program was offered with mixed-gender group composition. A quasi-experimental design was used to assess how gender composition in programming influenced youths' attitudes about dating violence. Study findings suggest that boys benefit most from participation in a same-gender program and girls benefit most from a mixed-gender program. Implications for prevention programming are discussed. (Contains 2 tables.)
Descriptors: Prevention, Student Attitudes, Program Development, Sexual Abuse, Urban Areas, Quasiexperimental Design, Dating (Social), African American Students, Middle School Students, Gender Differences
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Middle Schools
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