This study investigated the effects of social-cognitive group intervention on violence avoidance beliefs among at-risk adolescents.
Fifty high school students were randomly assigned to an experimental or a control group.
The experimental group participated in ten, 2-hour weekly sessions of a social-cognitive intervention.
Both groups were administered a questionnaire before, immediately following, and 3 months after the intervention.
Findings showed that the social-cognitive intervention did not result in significant differences between the groups on violence avoidance beliefs at posttest or follow-up.
In addition, drug/alcohol users and nonusers, fighters and nonfighters, and students threatened at school and those not threatened were compared.
Students who used drugs/alcohol and fought in school had significantly lower scores (i.e., a greater belief in using violence as a coping technique) than did students who did not engage in those behaviors.
Mots-clés Pascal : Délinquance juvénile, Violence, Milieu scolaire, Environnement social, Prévalence, Epidémiologie, Santé mentale, Prévention, Adolescent, Homme, Trouble comportement social
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Juvenile delinquency, Violence, School environment, Social environment, Prevalence, Epidemiology, Mental health, Prevention, Adolescent, Human, Social behavior disorder
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 98-0406370
Code Inist : 002B18C04. Création : 25/01/1999.