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  1. Does parental involvement make a difference ? The impact of parent interactive activities on students in a school-based AIDS prevention program.

    Article - En anglais


    In this study, we test the effectiveness of involving parents in school-based AIDS education with respect to altering AIDS-related knowledge, attitudes, behavioral intentions, communications patterns, and behavior of students.


    Fifteen high risk school districts (pre-test N=2392) were randomly assigned to one of three conditions :

    • parent-interactive (classroom curricula+parent-interactive component) ;

    • parent non-interactive (classroom curricula only) ;

    • control (basic AIDS education ordinarily provided by the school).

    Students were tested over time in grades 7,8 and 9. Results.

    Results indicate that both treatment conditions (parent-interactive and non-interactive) had a strong positive impact in enhancing student's knowledge, attitudes, communication patterns and behavioral intentions.

    Further, results indicate that there were no behavioral outcome differences between the treatment groups and the control condition.

    Results also demonstrate few outcome differences between the two experimental conditions.


    In the two treatment groups (parent-interactive and parent non-interactive), the program effects appear to be the result of school-based curricula and of student self-determined intentions and behaviors, rather than the presence or absence of planned parental involvement. (...)

    Mots-clés Pascal : Programme sanitaire, Prévention, SIDA, Virose, Infection, Milieu scolaire, Adolescent, Homme, Education santé, Parent, Participation, Evaluation, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Immunopathologie, Immunodéficit

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Sanitary program, Prevention, AIDS, Viral disease, Infection, School environment, Adolescent, Human, Health education, Parent, Participation, Evaluation, United States, North America, America, Immunopathology, Immune deficiency

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 97-0271647

    Code Inist : 002B30A03B. Création : 15/07/1997.