TITLE

SUBSTANCE ABUSE PREVENTION IN SIXTH GRADE: THE EFFECT OF A PREVENTION PROGRAM ON ADOLESCENTS' RISK AND PROTECTIVE FACTORS

AUTHOR(S)
Tatchell, Thomas W.; Waite, Phillip J.; Tatchell, Renny H.; Durrant, Lynne H.; Bond, Dale S.
PUB. DATE
March 2004
SOURCE
American Journal of Health Studies;2004, Vol. 19 Issue 1, p54
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This study investigated the effectiveness of the Prevention Dimensions Program (PDP) (Utah Education Network, 2002), a K-12 Utah-safe and drug-free schools and communities prevention plan using a pretest/posttest, experimental verses control group design. One hundred fifty sixth-grade students from eight Salt Lake City classrooms participated in this study. Results indicated that protective factors increased for the high SES classrooms receiving the PDP and decreased for the low SES classrooms receiving the PDP. Results for risk factors indicated an increase during the PDP for these sixth grade classrooms, and the increase in risk factors was greatest in the low SES classrooms.
ACCESSION #
12720628

 

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