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Evaluating the impact of a substance use intervention program on the peer status and influence of adolescent peer leaders.

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Sheppard, CS; Golonka, M; Costanzo, PR
Published in: Prevention science : the official journal of the Society for Prevention Research
February 2012

The current study involved an examination of the impact of a peer-led substance use intervention program on the peer leaders beyond the substance use-related goals of the intervention. Specifically, unintended consequences of an adult-sanctioned intervention on the targeted peer leader change agents were investigated, including whether their participation affected their peer status, social influence, or self perceptions. Twenty-two 7th grade peer-identified intervention leaders were compared to 22 control leaders (who did not experience the intervention) and 146 cohort peers. Three groups of measures were employed: sociometric and behavioral nominations, social cognitive mapping, and leadership self-perceptions. Results indicated that unintended consequences appear to be a legitimate concern for females. Female intervention leaders declined in perceived popularity and liked most nominations over time, whereas males increased in total leader nominations. Explanations for these results are discussed and further directions suggested.

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Prevention science : the official journal of the Society for Prevention Research

DOI

EISSN

1573-6695

ISSN

1389-4986

Publication Date

February 2012

Volume

13

Issue

1

Start / End Page

75 / 85

Related Subject Headings

  • Substance-Related Disorders
  • Substance Abuse
  • Self Concept
  • Psychometrics
  • Program Evaluation
  • Peer Group
  • Multivariate Analysis
  • Male
  • Leadership
  • Interpersonal Relations
 

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Sheppard, C. S., Golonka, M., & Costanzo, P. R. (2012). Evaluating the impact of a substance use intervention program on the peer status and influence of adolescent peer leaders. Prevention Science : The Official Journal of the Society for Prevention Research, 13(1), 75–85. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11121-011-0248-z
Sheppard, Christopher S., Megan Golonka, and Philip R. Costanzo. “Evaluating the impact of a substance use intervention program on the peer status and influence of adolescent peer leaders.Prevention Science : The Official Journal of the Society for Prevention Research 13, no. 1 (February 2012): 75–85. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11121-011-0248-z.
Sheppard CS, Golonka M, Costanzo PR. Evaluating the impact of a substance use intervention program on the peer status and influence of adolescent peer leaders. Prevention science : the official journal of the Society for Prevention Research. 2012 Feb;13(1):75–85.
Sheppard, Christopher S., et al. “Evaluating the impact of a substance use intervention program on the peer status and influence of adolescent peer leaders.Prevention Science : The Official Journal of the Society for Prevention Research, vol. 13, no. 1, Feb. 2012, pp. 75–85. Epmc, doi:10.1007/s11121-011-0248-z.
Sheppard CS, Golonka M, Costanzo PR. Evaluating the impact of a substance use intervention program on the peer status and influence of adolescent peer leaders. Prevention science : the official journal of the Society for Prevention Research. 2012 Feb;13(1):75–85.
Journal cover image

Published In

Prevention science : the official journal of the Society for Prevention Research

DOI

EISSN

1573-6695

ISSN

1389-4986

Publication Date

February 2012

Volume

13

Issue

1

Start / End Page

75 / 85

Related Subject Headings

  • Substance-Related Disorders
  • Substance Abuse
  • Self Concept
  • Psychometrics
  • Program Evaluation
  • Peer Group
  • Multivariate Analysis
  • Male
  • Leadership
  • Interpersonal Relations