Pilot evaluation of an adolescent risk and injury prevention programme incorporating curriculum and school connectedness components
Chapman, Rebekah L., Buckley, Lisa, & Shochet, Ian M. (2013) Pilot evaluation of an adolescent risk and injury prevention programme incorporating curriculum and school connectedness components. Health Education Research.
School connectedness is an important protective factor for adolescent risk-taking behaviour. This study examined a pilot version of the Skills for Preventing Injury in Youth (SPIY) programme, combining teacher professional development for increasing school connectedness (connectedness component) with a risk and injury prevention curriculum for early adolescents (curriculum component). A process evaluation was conducted on the connectedness component, involving assessments of programme reach, participant receptiveness and initial use, and a preliminary impact evaluation was conducted on the combined connectedness and curriculum programme. The connectedness component was well received by teacher participants, who saw benefits for both themselves and their students. Classroom observation also showed that teachers who received professional development made use of the programme strategies. Grade 8 students who participated in the SPIY programme were less likely to report violent behaviour at six-month follow-up than were control students, and trends also suggested reduced transport injuries. The results of this research support the use of the combined SPIY connectedness and curriculum components in a large-scale effectiveness trial to assess the impact of the programme on students’ connectedness, risk-taking and associated injuries.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Additional Information:||First published online: March 14, 2013|
|Keywords:||school connectedness, adolescents, injury, risk-taking|
|Divisions:||Current > Research Centres > Centre for Accident Research & Road Safety - Qld (CARRS-Q)
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Psychology & Counselling
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2013 The Author. Published by Oxford University Press. All rights reserved.|
|Deposited On:||20 Mar 2013 00:32|
|Last Modified:||20 Mar 2014 19:25|
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