In this study, we examine the impact of a school-based curriculum designed to reduce violence among urban sixth-grade students.
This study used a staggered implementation design in which sixth-graders in six middle schools were taught an 1-8-session violence-prevention curriculum during either the fall or spring semester. outcome, measures were completed at the beginning, middle, and end of the school year.
For boys, participation in the program during the fall resulted in significant postintervention differences in the self-reported frequency of violence and several other problem behaviors.
Most of these differences were maintained at the end of the school year, Girls, in contrast, did not appear to benefit from the program.
These results support the use of a school-based curriculum for reducing violence among sixth-grade boys.
They also underscore the importance of early intervention and the necessity of examining gender effects in evaluating such programs.
Mots-clés Pascal : Programme éducatif, Prévention, Violence, Adolescent, Homme, Ethnie, Sexe, Milieu scolaire, Evaluation, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Educational schedule, Prevention, Violence, Adolescent, Human, Ethnic group, Sex, School environment, Evaluation, United States, North America, America
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 97-0413228
Code Inist : 002B30A03B. Création : 19/12/1997.