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NCJ Number: 156889 Find in a Library
Title: Social Cognitive Theory Recommendations for Improving Modeling in Adolescent Substance Abuse Prevention Programs
Journal: Journal of Child and Adolescent Substance Abuse  Volume:3  Issue:4  Dated:(1994)  Pages:53-68
Author(s): B L Cleaveland
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 16
Type: Research (Theoretical)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This paper presents a social cognitive theory (SCT) analysis of modeling in adolescent substance abuse programs.
Abstract: A program of research is proposed, including both basic and applied studies to improve substance abuse prevention programs and provide an applied test of SCT. Two mediating variables, self- efficacy expectancies and outcome expectancies, are critical in the learning process and are overviewed here. Four determinants of the effectiveness of modeling which can be useful in research and program planning include attention, retention, motivation, and production. The author recommends the measurement of SCT-relevant intervening variables and the standardization of measures used in research on adolescent substance abuse programs so that tenets of SCT can be evaluated and programs can be more theoretically based. 1 table and 49 references
Main Term(s): Juveniles
Index Term(s): Drug treatment programs; Juvenile drug treatment; Modeling techniques
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