This study evaluated the effects of an AIDS/STD curriculum for 9th-and 10h-grade students in the Netherlands.
Curriculum development was based on (1) theory-based need assessments among students and teachers, (2) pilot testing of data-based and theory-based methods and materials, and (3) cooperation between researchers and students, teachers, and gatekeepers within the school system.
Using a quasi-experimental design, program effects on students'attitudes, beliefs, and sexual behavior were compared with those of current AIDS/STD education practice.
The results indicated that the experimental curriculum had a stronger favorable impact on students'attitudes and beliefs regarding using condoms consistently.
Regarding sexual risk behavior, a differential curriculum effect could be demonstrated.
These findings support the contention that current AIDS/STD education can be improved by (1) using empirical data, (2) applying multiple theories from the social sciences, and (3) involving representatives within the school system in the development process.
Mots-clés Pascal : Programme sanitaire, SIDA, Virose, Infection, Maladie sexuellement transmissible, Education sanitaire, Prévention, Adolescent, Homme, Pays Bas, Europe, Evaluation, Changement comportement, Comportement sexuel, Attitude, Condom, Milieu scolaire, Immunopathologie, Immunodéficit
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Sanitary program, AIDS, Viral disease, Infection, Sexually transmitted disease, Health education, Prevention, Adolescent, Human, Netherlands, Europe, Evaluation, Behavior change, Sexual behavior, Attitude, Condom, School environment, Immunopathology, Immune deficiency
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 96-0487072
Code Inist : 002B30A03B. Création : 10/04/1997.