Evaluation of life skills training and infused-life skills training in a rural setting: Outcomes at two years

Edward A. Smith, John D. Swisher, Judith R. Vicary, Lori J. Bechtel, Daphne Minner, Kimberly L. Henry, Raymond Palmer

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Abstract

This study reports on findings from the first two years of a study to compare a standard Life Skills Training (LST) program with an infused (I-LST) approach. Nine small, rural school districts were randomly assigned to LST, I-LST, or control conditions in grade seven. The LST program significantly reduced alcohol use, binge drinking, marijuana use, and inhalant use after one year for females, and the I-LST program significantly reduced smoking, binge drinking, and marijuana use for females. At the end of the second year the I-LST program continued to impact female smoking, but all other results were non-significant. There were no effects on males at either time point.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)51-70
Number of pages20
JournalJournal of Alcohol and Drug Education
Volume48
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jun 1 2004

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Health(social science)
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology

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    Smith, E. A., Swisher, J. D., Vicary, J. R., Bechtel, L. J., Minner, D., Henry, K. L., & Palmer, R. (2004). Evaluation of life skills training and infused-life skills training in a rural setting: Outcomes at two years. Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 48(1), 51-70.