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The main purpose of this study was to assess the potential interest of college women in participating in a new peer education program on a college campus of approximately 18,000 students in the Midwest while a lso involving students in the instrument design. We expected that students would be interested in such a program and that their inclusion in the research process would also serve as a means to recruit future peer educators. The research was conducted in four stages: (a) An initial survey was developed based on peer education topics used at other universities, (b) this instrument was presented to two focus groups of resident advisors and topics were added based on their ideas, (c) the instrument was pilot tested with first year, female residential students and revised, and then (d) the survey was distributed on rand omly chosen floors in each campus residence hall.


Copyright © 1999 The Johns Hopkins University Press. This article first appeared in Journal of College Student Development 40:4 (1999), 422-427. Reprinted with permission by Johns Hopkins University Press.



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