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  1. Youth action strategies in violence prevention.

    Article - En anglais

    Purpose 

    To describe a school-based youth-driven violence prevention project.

    The objectives were to provide opportunities for students to plan health-related activities, develop their awareness of the importance of violence prevention, and identify ways to cope with and influence their environment with respect to this issue.

    Methods 

    This project was initiated in three Canadian high schools with noon-hour discussions and a television talk show as the selected activities.

    Three hundred forty-eight students'perceptions of violence and the effectiveness of the noon-hour discussions were evaluated by use of a questionnaire.

    Feedback on the talk show was obtained from viewers'calls.

    Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics

    Chi-square and Student's t-test were calculated to compare boys and girls on variables measuring their perception of violence, as well as to compare those who attended the noon-hour sessions and those who did not.

    Results 

    The majority of students (86.4%) believed that the noon-hour discussions increased their awareness of violence prevention and that the information provided was useful (83.6%). Nearly two-thirds (63.8%) of the students reported that attending the discussions changed their understanding of violence.

    The numerous calls received from viewers suggest that the talk show was effective in increasing public awareness. (...)

    Mots-clés Pascal : Violence, Trouble comportement social, Prévention, Coping, Environnement social, Programme sanitaire, Prise conscience, Adolescent, Homme, Canada, Amérique du Nord, Amérique

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Violence, Social behavior disorder, Prevention, Coping, Social environment, Sanitary program, Awareness, Adolescent, Human, Canada, North America, America

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

    Cote : 99-0469031

    Code Inist : 002B18H05A. Création : 22/03/2000.