Title

The eCHECKUP TO GO for High School: Impact on Risk Factors and Protective Behavioral Strategies for Alcohol Use

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-2017

Abstract

The eCHECKUP TO GO is identified as a highly effective, low-cost individually-focused alcohol intervention by the NIAAA CollegeAIM guide. The research on the eCHECKUP TO GO for High School is less consistent, suggesting that the program content, originally designed for college students, may need modification for this age group. This randomized controlled study examined the effectiveness of the eCHECKUP TO GO for High School on shifting risk and protective factors for alcohol use targeted by the program at a 4–6 week follow-up. Female high school students in the intervention group reported a reduction in perceptions of peer drinking, beliefs about alcohol, and positive alcohol expectancies, compared to students in the control group. There were no group differences in risk factors for males or in protective behavioral strategies for either males or females. Results indicate the eCHECKUP TO GO for High School may be more effective for females and that program content targeting protective behavioral strategies may need modification for this age group.