Towards an integration of the theory of planned behaviour and cognitive behavioural strategies : an example from a school-based injury prevention programme

Buckley, Lisa, Sheehan, Mary C., Shochet, Ian M., & Chapman, Rebekah L. (2012) Towards an integration of the theory of planned behaviour and cognitive behavioural strategies : an example from a school-based injury prevention programme. Educational Studies.

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Adolescent risk-taking behavior has potentially serious injury consequences and school-based behavior change programs provide potential for reducing such harm. A well-designed program is likely to be theory-based and ecologically valid however it is rare that the operationalisation process of theories is described. The aim of this paper is to outline how the Theory of Planned Behavior and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy informed intervention design in a school setting. Teacher interviews provided insights into strategies that might be implemented within the curriculum and provided detail used to operationalise theory constructs. Benefits and challenges in applying both theories are described with examples from an injury prevention program, Skills for Preventing Injury in Youth.

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ID Code: 54254
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: adolescent, theory, programme design, injury prevention
DOI: 10.1080/03055698.2012.728510
ISSN: 1465-3400
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Centre for Accident Research & Road Safety - Qld (CARRS-Q)
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Psychology & Counselling
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2012 Taylor & Francis
Copyright Statement: This is a preprint of an article submitted for consideration in the Educational Studies © 2012 [copyright Taylor & Francis]; Educational Studies is available online at:
Deposited On: 23 Oct 2012 01:03
Last Modified: 07 May 2014 12:50

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