oa Journal of Psychology in Africa - The straight talk model: using adolescents to design adolescent programmes in Kenya
|Article Title||The straight talk model: using adolescents to design adolescent programmes in Kenya|
|© Publisher:||IKO - Verlatg fur Interkulturelle Kommunikation|
|Journal||Journal of Psychology in Africa|
|Affiliations||1 Kenya Association of Professional Counsellors, P.O. Box 55472-00200, Nairobi, Kenya|
|Publication Date||Jan 2003|
|Pages||166 - 185|
|Keyword(s)||Action research, adolescence, sexuality, rape, behaviour change, newspaper, peer groups, Straight Talk model, clubs|
Changing the behaviour of adolescents is a complicated process that is not well understood. Adult programmes designed to change the behaviour of adolescents usually depend upon a top-down approach and show little evidence of being successful. In this action research study a programme model using adolescent experiences and opinions was developed and implemented. The model was used to develop a programme that was delivered through the Straight Talk newspaper and Straight Talk clubs. The programme model was evaluated by a questionnaire, administered on a pre- and post-test basis using an intervention and control group. The results are presented and discussed. The programme model proved to be effective and is worthy of replication.
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