+ Resolve Article
+ Follow Us
Follow on FacebookFollow on Facebook
Follow on TwitterFollow on Twitter

+ Translate
+ Subscribe to Site Feed
GeoScience Most Shared ContentMost Shared Content

Observations of adolescent peer resistance skills following a classroom-based healthy relationship program: a post-intervention comparison

, : Observations of adolescent peer resistance skills following a classroom-based healthy relationship program: a post-intervention comparison. Prevention Science 13(2): 196-205

This study examines peer resistance skills following a 21-lesson classroom-based intervention to build healthy relationships and decrease abusive and health-risk behaviors among adolescents. The Fourth R instructs students in positive relationship skills, such as negotiation and delay, for navigating challenging peer and dating scenarios. Observational data from 196 grade 9 students participating in a larger cluster randomized controlled trial were used to evaluate post-intervention acquisition of peer resistance skills. Pairs of students engaged in a role play paradigm with older student actors, where they were subjected to increasing pressure to comply with peer requests related to drugs and alcohol, bullying, and sexual behavior. Specific and global measures of change in peer resistance responses were obtained from two independent sets of observers, blinded to condition. Specific peer resistance responses (negotiation, delay, yielding to pressure, refusal, and compliance) were coded by research assistants; global peer resistance responses were rated by teachers from other schools (thinking / inquiry, application, communication, and perceived efficacy). Students who received the intervention were more likely to demonstrate negotiation skills and less likely to yield to negative pressure relative to controls. Intervention students were also more likely to use delay than controls; control girls were more likely to use refusal responses; the number of times students complied with peer requests did not differ. Teacher ratings demonstrated significant main effects favoring intervention youth on all measures. Program and research implications are highlighted.


PMID: 22057307

DOI: 10.1007/s11121-011-0256-z

Other references

Zuber, Jean-Pierre., 1993: Das Vorkommen von Elphinstonia charlonia penia (Freyer, 1852) (Lep., Pieridae) im Gebirgsmassiv des Mount Olympus, Griechenland. Mitteilungen der Entomologischen Gesellschaft Basel. 30 September; 433: 101-109

Bieniawski Z.T., 1970: Time-Dependent Behaviour of Fractured Rock. Rock Mechanics Supplementum = Felsmechanik

Sager, O.; Goldhammer, L.; Felix, E.; Potop, M., 1955: Metabolism of glucides in animals after unilateral and bilateral decortication. Buletin Stiintific. Sectiunea de Stiinte Medicale. Academia Republicii Populare Romine 7(3): 805-816

Li, N.; Zhang, L.; Song, H-Lan.; Zhang, J.; Weng, H-Wei.; Zou, L-Qun., 2017: Prognostic impact of absolute lymphocyte count/absolute monocyte count ratio and prognostic score in patients with nasal-type, extranodal natural killer/T-cell lymphoma. Nasal-type, extranodal natural killer/T-cell lymphoma is a heterogeneous disorder with poor prognosis, requiring risk stratification in this population. The combined value of baseline absolute lymphocyte count and absolute monocyte count provided...

Zubko, N., 2012: Chasing dollars on your behalf. Behavioral Healthcare 31(7): 24, 26-24, 26

Wirth, F., 1972: The fat content of meat products: Technological ways of lowering calorie value. Fleischwirtschaft 52 (8) 1006-1008

Gaskill, C.S.; Erickson, M.L., 2010: The effect of an artificially lengthened vocal tract on estimated glottal contact quotient in untrained male voices. The use of hard-walled narrow tubes, often called resonance tubes, for the purpose of voice therapy and voice training has a historical precedent and some theoretical support, but the mechanism of any potential benefit from the application of this...

Coracini, M.D.A.; Reckziegel, A.; Bengtsson, M.; Lofqvist, J.; Eiras, A.E.; Vilela, E.F.; Witzgall, P., 1999: Sex pheromone of the Brazilian apple leafroller, Bonagota cranaodes (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae): effect of geometric isomers on male attraction to (E,Z)-3,5-dodecadienyl acetate. The behavioural response of male Brazilian apple leafroller, B. cranaodes, to the main sex pheromone compound (E,Z)-3,5-dodecadienyl acetate (E3,Z5-12Ac) and to female extracts was studied in a wind tunnel. A field trapping test conducted in an ap...

Broom, J.C., 1939: The maintenance of Glossina moristans in England for experimental work. A method is given for the hatching, feeding and maintenance of considerable numbers of G. moristans.

Barucci, M., 1950: Blood and cerebrospinal fluid quotient of urea. Rivista di Patologia Nervosa E Mentale 71(2): 192-204