High school principals'acceptability ratings of three school-based programs for the prevention of adolescent suicide were examined.
From a random sample of members from the 1994-1995 membership directory of the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP), a total of 185 (40%) respondents completed the Suicide Prevention Program Rating Profile (SPPRP), a measure designed to evaluate the acceptability of suicide prevention programs, after reading a description of a particular prevention program.
Programs evaluated for their acceptability included (1) curriculum-based programs presented to students, (2) in-service presentations to school staff, and (3) student self-report screening measures.
The results indicated that the curriculum-based and staff in-service programs were significantly more acceptable to principals than was the schoolwide student screening program.
No significant differences between the acceptability of curriculum-based and in-service programs were found.
Limitations of the study and implications for practice and research are discussed.
Mots-clés Pascal : Prévention, Suicide, Programme sanitaire, Milieu professionnel, Milieu scolaire, Environnement social, Santé mentale, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Prevention, Suicide, Sanitary program, Occupational environment, School environment, Social environment, Mental health, United States, North America, America, Human
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0255268
Code Inist : 002B18H05A. Création : 16/11/1999.