The purpose of this pilot study was to evaluate a five-session dating violence prevention curriculum in terms of its effect on attitudes justifying the use of dating violence.
The curriculum was implemented in all health classes in a Long Island, New York, school.
A total of 193 students participated (boys, n=106 ; girls, n=87).
A quasi-experimental design was used to evaluate change in attitudes justifying dating violence, with health classes randomly assigned to the treatment or no-treatment conditions.
Preto postprogram assessments indicated that there were significant decreases in overall attitudes justifying the use of dating violence as a means to resolve conflict among students exposed to the curriculum material, whereas those who were not exposed did not show attitude change from pre-to postprogram evaluation.
The curriculum shows promise as an effective tool for changing attitudes condoning dating violence.
Future research is needed to determine whether the observed attitude change is also linked to reduction in aggressive behaviors.
Mots-clés Pascal : Violence, Agressivité, Comportement rendez vous, Prévention, Changement attitude, Programme sanitaire, Victimologie, Adolescent, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Violence, Aggressiveness, Dating behavior, Prevention, Attitude change, Sanitary program, Victimology, Adolescent, Human
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 97-0428200
Code Inist : 002B18H05A. Création : 19/12/1997.