REFERENCE: Young, R. L., Moor, C., Wildey, M. B., Gully, S., Hovell, M. F., Elder, J. P. (1990). Correlates of health facilitator performance in a tobacco use prevention program: Implications for recruitment. Journal of School Health, 60, 463-467.
Tobacco use prevention programs vary by type of health facilitator used to deliver the intervention. Because program outcome may be related to the characteristics of a health facilitator, this study investigated the association between the characteristics of 29 college undergraduate health facilitators of an adolescent tobacco use prevention program with their scores on manageability and inclass performance scales. Results indicated health facilitators who rated themselves as outgoing, adventurous, analytical, and were older rated higher on the inclass performance scale. Facilitators who self-reported they wanted an easy class, had lower grade point averages in their academic major, were less outgoing, and wanted to attend graduate school were rated higher on the manageability scale. Inclass performance scales and ratings on the manageability scale correlated negatively. Implications for health facilitator recruitment are discussed.