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Effects of an Interactive School-Based Program for Preventing Adolescent Sexual Harassment: A Cluster-Randomized Controlled Evaluation Study

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dc.contributor.author De Lijster, Gaby
dc.contributor.author Felten, Hanneke
dc.contributor.author Kok, Gerjo
dc.contributor.author Kocken, Paul
dc.date.accessioned 2017-11-06T13:20:07Z
dc.date.available 2017-11-06T13:20:07Z
dc.date.issued 2016
dc.identifier.citation De Lijster, Gaby P. A., Felten, Hanneke, Kok, Gerjo, & Kocken, Paul L. (2016). Effects of an Interactive School-Based Program for Preventing Adolescent Sexual Harassment: A Cluster-Randomized Controlled Evaluation Study. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 45, 874–886. en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4826426/pdf/10964_2016_Article_471.pdf
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11990/70
dc.description.abstract Many adolescents experience sexual harassment and victims of sexual harassment have higher risks regarding well-being and health behaviors such as higher risks of suicidal thoughts, suicidal ideation and feeling unsafe at school. A peer-performed play and school lessons on preventing sexual harassment behavior were presented to secondary school students. We evaluated its effectiveness, using a cluster-randomized controlled design to assign schools to an experimental condition [n = 14 schools; 431 students (51 % female)] and a control condition [n = 11 schools; 384 students (51 % female)]. To measure the effects of the intervention at first post-test and 6-month follow-up, our multilevel analyses used a two-level random intercept model. Outcome measures were sexual harassment behaviors, behavioral determinants and distal factors influencing these behaviors. At post-test, students in the experimental group reported a reduced intention to commit sexual harassment behavior and higher self-efficacy in rejecting it. At post-test and follow-up there was a significant positive effect on social norms for rejecting sexual harassment behavior. At follow-up, sexual self-esteem was higher in students in the experimental group than in the control group. Effects on these determinants will benefit adolescents’ future sexual behaviors. In combination, the play and lessons, possibly together with continued sexual health education and skills programs on social-emotional learning in subsequent school years, have potential for preventing sexual harassment behavior. (Author Abstract) en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Intervention en_US
dc.subject Prevention en_US
dc.subject Sex Education en_US
dc.subject Evaluation en_US
dc.subject Schools en_US
dc.subject Research en_US
dc.subject International en_US
dc.subject Netherlands en_US
dc.title Effects of an Interactive School-Based Program for Preventing Adolescent Sexual Harassment: A Cluster-Randomized Controlled Evaluation Study en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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