Roman Gabrhelík

25.10.2014

"Unplugged” program in Slovakia. An association between perceived risk of substance use and program non/participation

Zveřejnil: Mgr. Lenka Šťastná Ph.D. | Poslední úprava: 25.10.2014

The Unplugged is a school-based prevention program aimed at the prevention of tobacco, alcohol and marijuana use. The aim of this study is to explore associations between perceived risks of substance use and program non/participation among early adolescents in Slovakia.

Citace

Berinšternová, M., Orosová, O., Gabrhelík, R. (2014). "Unplugged” program in Slovakia. An association between perceived risk of substance use and program non/participation. Poster at 5th International Coonference and Member´s Meeting EUSPR. Palma de Mallorca, October 16-18, 2014.

Klíčová slova

Unplugged, school-based prevention program, risk of substance use, adolescents

Abstrakt

Methods: A representative sample of 1,298 (baseline: 53.4% girls; Mage=11.52; SD=.61) early adolescents formed an experimental (n=636) and a control (n=662) group. After the baseline data collection (September 2013), 12 lessons were implemented (1 lesson per week). The follow-up data collection was carried out immediately after the program was completed (December 2013). Questionnaires from the ESPAD study were used for data collection. The following items were used for the analysis: perceived risks of “smoke cigarettes occasionally”, “smoke one or more packets of cigarettes per day”, “have one or two drinks nearly every day“, “have four or five drinks nearly every day“, “have five or more drinks each weekend“, “has tried marijuana or hashish (cannabis) once or twice“, “smoke marijuana or hashish (cannabis) occasionally“, “smoke marijuana or hashish (cannabis) regularly“. A chi-square test of independence was used for statistical analysis. Results At the baseline, no significant associations were found between adolescents in the experimental/control group regarding the perceived risks of substance use. However, significant associations were found between the program participation and all the explored variables immediately after the program was completed.Conclusion The Unplugged program helps to increase the awareness of risks connected to alcohol, tobacco and marihuana use among early adolescents in Slovakia.


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