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Does Dosage in Abstinence Education Matter?

Title: Does Dosage in Abstinence Education Matter?.
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Name(s): Smith, Thomas E., author
Atar, Burcu, author
Ferreira, Teresa, author
Valentine, Pamela, author
Pereira, M. Graca, author
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Date Issued: 2015-06-17
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: Although past reviews uniformly criticized the efficacy and effectiveness of sexual abstinence in adolescents, new studies dispute the earlier findings. Studies that unpackage intervention programs provide one means of understanding why they succeed in some settings and not in others. This study examined 3183 students spread over 35 schools on the number of hours that they received in sexual abstinence education, in a context of health behaviors promotion. A multi-level analysis (HLM) was performed. The number of hours did not appear to make any difference in the outcome scores. Reasons for this finding are presented and their implications are provided.
Identifier: FSU_libsubv1_scholarship_submission_1464976158 (IID)
Keywords: sexual abstinence education, effectiveness, HLM, dosage
Preferred Citation: Smith, T.E., Atar, B., Ferreira, T., Valentine, P., & Pereira, M.G. (2015). Does Dosage in Abstinence Education Matter? International Journal of Psychology and Neuroscience, 1(1), 38-52.
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_libsubv1_scholarship_submission_1464976158
Owner Institution: FSU
Is Part Of: International Journal of Psychology and Neuroscience.
Issue: iss. 1, vol. 1

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Smith, T. E., Atar, B., Ferreira, T., Valentine, P., & Pereira, M. G. (2015). Does Dosage in Abstinence Education Matter? International Journal Of Psychology And Neuroscience. Retrieved from http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_libsubv1_scholarship_submission_1464976158