Outcome research has shown that drug prevention programs based on theories of social influence often prevent the onset of adolescent drug use.
However, little is known empirically about the processes through which they have their effects.
The purpose of the present study was to evaluate intervening mechanism theories of two program models for preventing the onset of adolescent drug use.
Analyses based on a total of 3077 fifth graders participating in the Adolescent Alcohol Prevention Trial revealed that both normative education and resistance training activated the causal processes they targeted.
Wile beliefs about prevalence and acceptability significantly mediated the effects of normative education on subsequent adolescent drug use, resistance skills did not significantly predict subsequent drug use.
Mots-clés Pascal : Alcoolisme, Prévention, Programme sanitaire, Education sanitaire, Influence sociale, Interaction sociale, Norme sociale, Motivation, Santé mentale, Adolescent, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Alcoholism, Prevention, Sanitary program, Health education, Social influence, Social interaction, Social norm, Motivation, Mental health, Adolescent, Human
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Code Inist : 002B18H05A. Création : 199406.