Effects of peer education training on peer educators: Leadership, self-esteem, health knowledge, and health behaviors

Amy S. Badura, Michele Millard, Eugenio A. Peluso, Nicole Ortman

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Researchers investigated the effects of participating in peer education training on 30 undergraduate peer educators. The participants were predominately female, White, Asian, or Pacific Islander, and their average age was 20 years. Participants reported significantly more leadership, health knowledge, and active involvement in changing personal health behaviors after completing peer education training than at the onset of the course. Self-esteem did not significantly increase.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)471-478
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of College Student Development
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2000


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Education

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