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NCJ Number: 163621 Find in a Library
Title: Results of a Curriculum Intervention With Seventh Graders Regarding Violence in Relationships
Journal: Journal of Family Violence  Volume:11  Issue:2  Dated:(June 1996)  Pages:93-112
Author(s): S S Krajewski; M F Rybarik; M F Dosch; G D Gilmore
Date Published: 1996
Page Count: 20
Type: Program/Project Evaluation
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This research measured the effects of a violence-prevention curriculum on the knowledge and attitudes of seventh grade health education students (n=239) about woman abuse using a valid and reliable inventory.
Abstract: Pretests, posttests, and post-posttests were administered to experimental and comparison groups. The experimental group received the curriculum intervention, entitled "Skills for Violence-Free Relationships." Significant differences were found between the experimental and comparison groups from pretest to posttest on both the knowledge (p =.0027) and attitude (p =.0089) sections of the inventory. This impact did not remain stable at post-posttest. These results confirm those found in other studies and reinforce recommendations of the battered women's movement to integrate violence-free principles into school curricula. Within the experimental group, significant gender differences were found only on the attitude section from posttest to post-posttest (p =.0335); females showed greater change over time. Such limited change was not unexpected in a middle school population, given the reported formative nature of the subjects' gender acquisition contrasted with those at an older age. 2 tables, 54 references, and appended inventory questionnaire
Main Term(s): Juvenile delinquency prevention programs
Index Term(s): Juvenile delinquency prevention; Social skills training; Violence prevention
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