Efficacy of Training and Fidelity of Implementation of the Life Skills Training Program

Ellen J. Hahn, Melody Powers Noland, Mary Kay Rayens, Dawn Myers Christie

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This study assessed the effectiveness of a model for diffusing the Life Skills Training (LST) Program into middle schools examined implementation fidelity, and explored factors associated with involvement in training and program implementation. A convenience sample of master trainers (n = 44) and teachers (n = 45) from 16 Kentucky counties participated. Teachers were observed for content and process fidelity, and trainers and teachers completed questionnaires to assess factors related to training and program implementation. More than one-fourth (27%) of master trainers conducted training sessions, and 60% of teachers taught the curriculum. While implementation fidelity was relatively high, teachers were less likely to use the more innovative elements of the program. Trainers and teachers who conducted training and/or taught the LST Program were more enthusiastic toward the program than those who did nothing beyond being trained.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)282-287
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of School Health
Issue number7
StatePublished - Sep 2002

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Philosophy
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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