ERIC Number: EJ1077977
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Dec
Abstractor: As Provided
Public Commitment, Resistance to Advertising, and Leisure Promotion in a School-Based Drug Abuse Prevention Program: A Component Dismantling Study
Hernández-Serrano, Olga; Griffin, Kenneth W.; García-Fernández, José Manuel; Espada, Mireia; Orgilés José P.
Journal of Drug Education, v43 n4 p331-351 Dec 2013
The objective of the present study was to examine the contribution of three intervention components (public commitment, resistance to advertising, and leisure promotion) on alcohol and protective variables in a school-based substance use prevention program. Participants included 480 Spanish students aged from 14 to 16 who received the "Saluda" prevention program in one of the following five experimental conditions: complete program, program minus public commitment, program minus resistance to advertising, program minus leisure promotion, and a waiting-list control. The students completed self-report surveys at pretest, posttest, and 6-month follow-up assessments. When excluding the healthy leisure promotion component, the "Saluda" program showed no loss of efficacy neither on alcohol use nor on other substance-related variables, while public commitment and resistance to advertising improved the aforementioned program's efficacy.
Descriptors: Intervention, Community Involvement, Resistance (Psychology), Leisure Time, Drug Abuse, Drug Education, Adolescents, Experimental Groups, Control Groups, Comparative Analysis, Student Surveys, Pretests Posttests, Followup Studies, Program Effectiveness, Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Grade 9, Grade 10, Knowledge Level, Questionnaires, Hypothesis Testing, Persistence, Alcohol Abuse, Substance Abuse
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education; Grade 9; Junior High Schools; Middle Schools; High Schools; Grade 10
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Identifiers - Location: Spain