Testing an Intervention Model for Teen Fertility
Data were collected in Texas and California over a three- year period in a design which closely approximated a randomized field trial. Six family planning services agencies and one independent school district compared their ``usual care'' outreach or regular classroom curriculum with an experimental Health Belief Model-Social Learning Theory (HBM-SLT)-based intervention program. Each agency recruited its sample by its usual methods and the school district used its eighth and ninth grade population. Within an agency's targeted age range (13-21 overall), participants were unselected with respect to sex, race or ethnicity, and previous coital experience. Participants were randomly assigned individually or by classroom unit to either the agency's usual program (Comparison groups) or to the HBM-SLT program (Experimental groups). Study data were collected at three points: before exposure to the intervention; immediately following the intervention; and twelve months after the scheduled program completion date. There are 521 variables and 1444 cases.