Project APVV-15-0662 Psychological mechanism of risk behavior change of schoolchildren and university students. Risk behavior and migration/emigration intentions
Annotation of project
The aim of the first part of the project is to build on and further develop databased prevention of substance use (SU) among schoolchildren and university students (Solomon four group design will be used to address program effectiveness among schoolchildren and university students). The effectiveness of the universal prevention program of SU Unplugged will be also explored by using comparisons of its implementation with and without booster sessions. Particular attention will be paid to the exploration of the short term and long term effectiveness of the Unplugged program (up to 3 years) also in the context of risk behavior of parents and the context of family processes which will be based on comparative parent-child data. The first part the project follows educational and research activities of the EU-Dap Faculty Network and SPAN/The Science for Prevention Academic Network (our team is a part of these networks) in the field of SU prevention and further develops the research conducted within the project APVV-0253-11. The second part of the project is to focus on the exploration of university students´ intentions regarding migration (national) and emigration (international) and their changes in Slovakia, Ukraine, Hungary and other cooperating EU countries in relation risk behavior and personal and environmental resources. This part of the project follows the SLiCE study. The further aim of the second part of the project is to explore opinions about migration and emigration of schoolchildren and their changes in relation risk behavior and their predictors. The project will support research of young researchers, PhD students and aims to disseminate and implement the findings into school practice.
The list of investigators:
Prof. PhDr. Oľga Orosová, CSc. - zodpovedná riešiteľka
Mgr. Mária Bačíková, PhD.
Doc. PhDr. Beáta Gajdošová, PhD.
Ing. Mgr. Jozef Bavoľár, PhD.
Mgr. Jozef Benka, PhD.
PhDr. Anna Janovská, PhD.
Mgr. Ondrej Kalina, PhD.
Mgr. Lucia Hricová, PhD.
Mgr. Marta Kulanová
Mgr. Eva Paulisová
Mgr. Marcela Štefaňáková
Aims of the project:
1. PART: Psychological mechanism of changes in risk behavior of college students and pupils:
Projects adressing above mentioned aims:
PUNAV- Program for universal prevention of substance use of college students
Following strategies are implemented:
The program took place in the winter semester 2017/2018. Altogether, 176 students were enrolled in the program. The program included a training section and 4 workshops on psychological, pedagogical, medical and legal-criminal aspects of prevention.
Training dates in the academic year 2017/2018:
Workshop dates in the academic year 2017/2018:
Workshop dates in the academic year 2016/2017:
UNPLUGGED- School program for universal prevention among students
In school year 2017/2018, more than 700 pupils of 7th grade from 24 chosen schools from all over Slovakia are involved in the project. Currently, the program is extended by a follow-up program “n-Prevention” of the Department of Addictology of the First Faculty of Medicine of Charles University and General Faculty Hospital in Prague. It is a series of so called “booster sessions”, the aim of which is to contribute to the effectiveness of the program. The design of N-prevention is similar to that of Unplugged. It consists of a series of 4 lectures. The first two lectures are dedicated to social norms and normative beliefs, refusal skills and differences between genders. The other two lectures are based on current neurological knowledge that provides information on the influence of drug use on brain functioning. N-prevention is going to be implemented during the first semester of school year 2017/2018, after the Unplugged program is ended.
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2. PART: Risk behavior and migration, emigration intentions of college students. Risk behavior and opinions of pupils on migration and emigration:
4. Research the level of risk behavior, general willingness of college students to take risks related to migration and emigration intentions (international level) and its predictors.
5. Research the relationship between migration and emigration intentions of college students relatively to their general opinion of migration and immigration.
6. Research the level of risk behavior, general willingness of college students to take risks related to migration (national level) and emigration intentions (international level) and its predictors.