Data-based prevention of substance use among Slovak schoolchildren. Effectiveness of the Unplugged prevention program.

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Authors:Oľga Orosová • Marcela Štefaňáková • Mária Bačíková • Beáta Gajdošová • Anna Janovská
Year of publication:2020
Available from:23.12.2020
Edition:1st edition
Document type:Monograph
Publication language:Slovak
Number of pages:270
Faculty:Faculty of Arts
Note:Práca bola podporená Vedeckou grantovou agentúrou Ministerstva školstva VEGA 1/0371/20 a Agentúrou pre vedu a výskum APVV-15-0662.

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The research monograph is focused on studying the effectiveness of the Unplugged prevention program conducted at primary schools across Slovakia. Using two large datasets with repeated measures, the monograph contributes to research knowledge about substance use prevention. The authors studied protective and risk factors, developmental trends of smoking and alcohol consumption as well as the effectiveness of the Unplugged prevention program – its effect on psychological and behavioural indicators of health-related behaviour. Considering the complexity of the analyses on two datasets with 5 waves of data, each chapter is presented as a separate research study. The findings serve as a basis for recommendations for parents and teachers and also for school management at primary schools that support effective school policy aimed at the prevention and promotion of the health in schoolchildren.

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