TITLE

DEVELOPING AN INSTRUMENT TO MEASURE STUDENTS' PREDISPOSING FACTORS FOR DRUG USE AND VIOLENCE

AUTHOR(S)
Geiger, Brian F.; O'Neal, Marcia R.; Petri, Cindy J.; Stanhope, Kelly; Whittinghill, David
PUB. DATE
September 2005
SOURCE
American Journal of Health Studies;2005, Vol. 20 Issue 3/4, p204
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
During 2000-2003, an urban school system implemented health education programs aimed at preventing adolescent drug use and violence. Planners contracted with university faculty to design, test, and administer the assessment. The aim was to determine perceptions of the school health education program. This manuscript describes the development of a curriculum based assessment tool administered to 908 students during the spring of 2002. Content focused on knowledge, attitudes, and behavior related to drug education and violence prevention. Reliability for three survey sections ranged from .78 to .85. Selected results illustrate student health risks concerning drug use and knowledge. Survey content and format will be revised before re-administering.
ACCESSION #
23652083

 

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