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The purpose of my research proposal is to build adolescents’ self-efficacy and increase
their decision-making abilities through an intervention program. The proposed intervention
would work in conjunction with services offered through pregnancy resource centers (PRCs),
nonprofit organizations that serve members of our communities. Services offered to adolescents
through these organizations should be expanded to more comprehensively meet the needs of this
population. Adolescents who participate in this program would be randomly assigned to either
the intervention group or the control group. Assessments for the program would occur at three
time points: pre-intervention, post-intervention, and one year post-intervention. The literature
on self-efficacy provides a rationale for my primary hypothesis that self-efficacy scores post-
intervention will be significantly higher in the experimental group than in the control group. To
my knowledge, this is the first program of its kind designed as a service for PRCs to offer their
Keywords: adolescents; self-efficacy; decision-making; risk-taking; brain development; peer
influence; pregnancy resource centers; adolescent intervention programs
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Williams, Micaiah Mary, "Decision Making and a Future Self: An Evaluation of Adolescents' Self-Efficacy Following Peer Intervention" (2014). Senior Projects Spring 2014. 71.
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