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  NCJ Number: NCJ 241561     Find in a Library
  Title: Dating Violence and Sexual Assault Prevention With African American Middle Schoolers: Does Group Gender Composition Impact Dating Violence Attitudes?
  Document URL: HTML 
  Author(s): Beverly M. Black ; Arlene N. Weisz ; Dheeshana S. Jayasundara
  Journal: Child & Youth Services  Volume:33  Issue:2  Dated:April - June 2012  Pages:158 to 173
  Date Published: 06/2012
  Page Count: 16
  Annotation: This article discusses a dating violence and sexual assault prevention program was presented to African-American, middle schoolers in two inner-city schools in the United States.
  Abstract: A dating violence and sexual assault prevention program was presented to 396, predominately African-American, middle schoolers in 2 inner-city schools in the United States. In one school the program was offered with a same-gender group composition; in the other school, the same program was offered with mixed-gender group composition. A quasi-experimental design was used to assess how gender composition in programming influenced youths’ attitudes about dating violence. Study findings suggest that boys benefit most from participation in a same-gender program and girls benefit most from a mixed-gender program. Implications for prevention programming are discussed. Abstract published by arrangement with Taylor and Francis.
  Main Term(s): Dating Violence
  Index Term(s): Program evaluation ; Adolescent attitudes ; Black/African Americans ; Violence prevention ; Gender
  Sponsoring Agency: Michigan Dept of Community Health
Crime Victim Services Cmssn
United States of America
  Type: Report (Study/Research)
  Country: United States of America
  Language: English
   
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