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NCJ Number: 208380 Find in a Library
Title: Impact of a Culturally Enhanced Drug Prevention Program on Drug and Alcohol Refusal Efficacy Among Urban African-American Girls
Journal: Journal of Drug Education  Volume:34  Issue:3  Dated:2004  Pages:267-279
Author(s): Faye Z. Belgrave; Melba C. Reed; Laura E. Plybon; Maya Corneille
Editor(s): James Robinson Ed.D.
Date Published: 2004
Page Count: 13
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This study examined drug and alcohol refusal effectiveness outcomes from a culturally enhanced drug abuse prevention program for African-American girls utilizing the Specific Event Drug and Alcohol Refusal Efficacy scale (SEDARE).
Abstract: Identifying outcomes that are enhanced through program participation is a challenge in the evaluation of substance abuse prevention programs. This study was interested in exploring drug refusal effectiveness as an outcome of drug prevention programs, using the Specific Events Drug and Alcohol Refusal Efficacy scale (SEDARE). The study examined the utility of the SEDARE as an outcome of a culturally enhanced drug abuse prevention program for urban African-American adolescent girls. It was hypothesized that participants in the Sisters of Nia drug prevention program would score higher at post-test on drug and alcohol refusal effectiveness. Results indicated that a higher percentage of girls attending the Sisters of Nia program reported less temptation at post-test than did girls in the comparison group in regards to a number of situations, most having to do with peer relationships. The findings support the effectiveness of a culturally enhanced drug prevention program for increasing drug refusal efficacy and resistance among African-American adolescent girls. In conclusion, the findings show improvements in drug refusal skills and efficacy for adolescent female participants in a social cognitive culturally-based drug prevention program. Appendix and references
Main Term(s): Drug prevention programs
Index Term(s): Adolescent chemical dependency; Adolescents at risk; Alcohol abuse prevention; Evaluation measures; Program evaluation; Testing and measurement; Underage Drinking
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