A Qualitative Mediation Study to Evaluate a School-Based Tobacco Prevention Program in India (Project MYTRI)

S. Lewis Bate, Melissa H. Stigler, Marilyn Thompson, David Mackinnon, Monika Arora, Cheryl L. Perry, K. Srinath Reddy

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

4 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Causal mediating processes were examined using qualitative methods to evaluate a tobacco-use prevention program for adolescents in India, Project MYTRI (Mobilizing Youth for Tobacco-Related Initiatives in India). Interviews were conducted with Project MYTRI leaders and staff persons. The focus of the interviews was to learn about the program implementation and to characterize how Project MYTRI classroom sessions altered student-level psychosocial risk factors (mediators) to prevent or reduce tobacco use among students in intervention schools in Delhi and Chennai. From qualitative analysis, key mediating variables were identified (students' tobacco knowledge, skills development, beliefs about tobacco, intentional beliefs, advocacy beliefs, and self-efficacy beliefs), a qualitative mediation path model was drawn, causal processes were described, and contextual influences (potential moderators) were explained. The qualitative findings complemented the results of statistical mediation analysis, yielding a detailed and contextualized description of how Project MYTRI affected students.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)194-215
Number of pages22
JournalField Methods
Volume24
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2012

Fingerprint

nicotine
mediation
India
school
student
interview
moderator
qualitative method
self-efficacy
leader
adolescent
staff
classroom
human being

Keywords

  • adolescents
  • India
  • mediation analysis
  • psychosocial risk factors
  • qualitative research
  • tobacco prevention

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anthropology

Cite this

A Qualitative Mediation Study to Evaluate a School-Based Tobacco Prevention Program in India (Project MYTRI). / Bate, S. Lewis; Stigler, Melissa H.; Thompson, Marilyn; Mackinnon, David; Arora, Monika; Perry, Cheryl L.; Reddy, K. Srinath.

In: Field Methods, Vol. 24, No. 2, 05.2012, p. 194-215.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Bate, S. Lewis ; Stigler, Melissa H. ; Thompson, Marilyn ; Mackinnon, David ; Arora, Monika ; Perry, Cheryl L. ; Reddy, K. Srinath. / A Qualitative Mediation Study to Evaluate a School-Based Tobacco Prevention Program in India (Project MYTRI). In: Field Methods. 2012 ; Vol. 24, No. 2. pp. 194-215.
@article{ff45795e20d042709c17c8b4ef64649a,
title = "A Qualitative Mediation Study to Evaluate a School-Based Tobacco Prevention Program in India (Project MYTRI)",
abstract = "Causal mediating processes were examined using qualitative methods to evaluate a tobacco-use prevention program for adolescents in India, Project MYTRI (Mobilizing Youth for Tobacco-Related Initiatives in India). Interviews were conducted with Project MYTRI leaders and staff persons. The focus of the interviews was to learn about the program implementation and to characterize how Project MYTRI classroom sessions altered student-level psychosocial risk factors (mediators) to prevent or reduce tobacco use among students in intervention schools in Delhi and Chennai. From qualitative analysis, key mediating variables were identified (students' tobacco knowledge, skills development, beliefs about tobacco, intentional beliefs, advocacy beliefs, and self-efficacy beliefs), a qualitative mediation path model was drawn, causal processes were described, and contextual influences (potential moderators) were explained. The qualitative findings complemented the results of statistical mediation analysis, yielding a detailed and contextualized description of how Project MYTRI affected students.",
keywords = "adolescents, India, mediation analysis, psychosocial risk factors, qualitative research, tobacco prevention",
author = "Bate, {S. Lewis} and Stigler, {Melissa H.} and Marilyn Thompson and David Mackinnon and Monika Arora and Perry, {Cheryl L.} and Reddy, {K. Srinath}",
year = "2012",
month = "5",
doi = "10.1177/1525822X11420371",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "24",
pages = "194--215",
journal = "Field Methods",
issn = "1525-822X",
publisher = "SAGE Publications Inc.",
number = "2",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - A Qualitative Mediation Study to Evaluate a School-Based Tobacco Prevention Program in India (Project MYTRI)

AU - Bate, S. Lewis

AU - Stigler, Melissa H.

AU - Thompson, Marilyn

AU - Mackinnon, David

AU - Arora, Monika

AU - Perry, Cheryl L.

AU - Reddy, K. Srinath

PY - 2012/5

Y1 - 2012/5

N2 - Causal mediating processes were examined using qualitative methods to evaluate a tobacco-use prevention program for adolescents in India, Project MYTRI (Mobilizing Youth for Tobacco-Related Initiatives in India). Interviews were conducted with Project MYTRI leaders and staff persons. The focus of the interviews was to learn about the program implementation and to characterize how Project MYTRI classroom sessions altered student-level psychosocial risk factors (mediators) to prevent or reduce tobacco use among students in intervention schools in Delhi and Chennai. From qualitative analysis, key mediating variables were identified (students' tobacco knowledge, skills development, beliefs about tobacco, intentional beliefs, advocacy beliefs, and self-efficacy beliefs), a qualitative mediation path model was drawn, causal processes were described, and contextual influences (potential moderators) were explained. The qualitative findings complemented the results of statistical mediation analysis, yielding a detailed and contextualized description of how Project MYTRI affected students.

AB - Causal mediating processes were examined using qualitative methods to evaluate a tobacco-use prevention program for adolescents in India, Project MYTRI (Mobilizing Youth for Tobacco-Related Initiatives in India). Interviews were conducted with Project MYTRI leaders and staff persons. The focus of the interviews was to learn about the program implementation and to characterize how Project MYTRI classroom sessions altered student-level psychosocial risk factors (mediators) to prevent or reduce tobacco use among students in intervention schools in Delhi and Chennai. From qualitative analysis, key mediating variables were identified (students' tobacco knowledge, skills development, beliefs about tobacco, intentional beliefs, advocacy beliefs, and self-efficacy beliefs), a qualitative mediation path model was drawn, causal processes were described, and contextual influences (potential moderators) were explained. The qualitative findings complemented the results of statistical mediation analysis, yielding a detailed and contextualized description of how Project MYTRI affected students.

KW - adolescents

KW - India

KW - mediation analysis

KW - psychosocial risk factors

KW - qualitative research

KW - tobacco prevention

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=84861349842&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=84861349842&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1177/1525822X11420371

DO - 10.1177/1525822X11420371

M3 - Article

AN - SCOPUS:84861349842

VL - 24

SP - 194

EP - 215

JO - Field Methods

JF - Field Methods

SN - 1525-822X

IS - 2

ER -