The Effect of an Intergenerational Life Education Program on Belief and Attitude toward Life among Senior High School Students

  • 鄭 伊媛

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis

Abstract

Suicide is a global important issue among teenagers The study aimed to develop the “intergenerational life education program” which could positively effect teenagers’ belief and attitude toward life; further to develop Belief toward Life Scale of Senior High School Students (BLSoSH); and to evaluate the effect of the program The study was a quasi-experimental study with non-randomized control-group pretest-posttest design A total of 48 (16 in experimental group and 32 in control group) eleventh graders were recruited They filled out the questionnaire including personal information BLSoSH and Short-form Life Attitude Inventory before the intervention then finished the last two scales after intervention A 13-week intergenerational life education program including 10 units were developed and applied The BLSoSH were developed with good content validity index and reliability Results showed the high school students’ beliefs and attitudes toward life were mild to strong positive Moreover students who had worse self-reported health status without life education or volunteer experience got lower scores After intervention experimental group got statistically significant higher scores on attitude toward life than pretest and also on autonomy than control group This study provides an overview and useful approach to belief and attitude toward life among teenagers Therefore intergeneration program could be study further and community relationship should be strengthen to build win-win situation for each other
Date of Award2020
Original languageEnglish
SupervisorChing-Min Chen (Supervisor)

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