A Psychometric Evaluation of the Core Baseline Questionnaire Used in the Oregon Youth Development Project
- Claudia G. Vincent, Lan Xue
OBJECTIVE To examine the effects of an abstinence education curriculum series on student outcomes. METHODS The series was taught at upper elementary, junior high, and high school levels. A questionnaire was administered to all intervention and comparison students before and after implementation of the curriculum. RESULTS At the upper elementary level, the curriculum group had better outcomes on knowledge, self-efficacy, and a more hopeful outlook; at the middle school level no differences; at the high school level, findings favored the curriculum group on attitude, behavioral intent, and sexual behavior variables. CONCLUSION Results are encouraging and should be considered by those interested in helping young people postpone sexual involvement.