Volume 8, Issue 5, October 2019, Page: 263-273
The Effect of Life Skills Intervention on Social Self Efficacy for Prevention of Drug Abuse Among Young Adolescent Students at Benha City
Hanan Abd Elwahab El Sayed, Health Nursing, Benha University, Benha, Egypt
Rasmia Abd El Sattar Ali, Community Health Nursing, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt
Faten Mohamed Ahmed, Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing, Benha University, Benha, Egypt
Hedya Fathy Mohy, Community Health Nursing, Benha University, Benha, Egypt
Received: Aug. 3, 2019;       Accepted: Aug. 21, 2019;       Published: Sep. 26, 2019
DOI: 10.11648/j.ajns.20190805.19      View  30      Downloads  10
Abstract
Background. Young adolescent has to prepare for a global successful adult life of competition and independent functioning which is possible only through enhancing their psychosocial competencies through life skills training. As a health care provider, the school nurse is in a unique position to act as health educator, a change agent for youth substance abuse prevention. This study aims to evaluate the effect of life skills intervention on social self-efficacy for prevention of drug abuse among young adolescent students at Benha City. Methods. A quasi-experimental design was utilized. The study was conducted at two Preparatory Schools in Benha City (Benha Preparatory School for Boys and Benha Shared Preparatory School). Simple random sample of 120 students were included in the present study. Two tools were used for data collection; first tool. The Children’s Self-Efficacy in Peer Interactions (CSPI). It was used to measure confidence in social interactions. Second tool; The Life Skills Training Questionnaire-Elementary Student (LSTQ-ES). This tool is designed to measure changes in knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors of elementary students related to social confidence and drug resistance skills. Results. The mean age of the studied students was 14.9±0.45 years. There were statistically significant improvements (P<0.05) regarding to students' social self-efficacy in conflict & non-conflict situations, life skills knowledge & anti-smoking knowledge, anti-drinking and anti-smoking attitudes and life skills behaviors after the life skills intervention as compared to before. Conclusion. life skills intervention was efficient in improving students' social self-efficacy in conflict & non-conflict situations. also, knowledge of life skills & anti-smoking knowledge, anti-drinking and anti-smoking attitudes and life skills behaviors were improved after implementation stage on young adolescent students. Recommendation. The school nurse should plan and perform constant life skills training workshops for students as effective tools of drug abuse prevention in schools.
Keywords
Life Skills, Social Self Efficacy, Drug Abuse, Students
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Hanan Abd Elwahab El Sayed, Rasmia Abd El Sattar Ali, Faten Mohamed Ahmed, Hedya Fathy Mohy, The Effect of Life Skills Intervention on Social Self Efficacy for Prevention of Drug Abuse Among Young Adolescent Students at Benha City, American Journal of Nursing Science. Vol. 8, No. 5, 2019, pp. 263-273. doi: 10.11648/j.ajns.20190805.19
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