IYDSInternational Youth Development Study (University of Washington)
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During the IYDS the school participants were provided with field trips to diplomatic Missions.
(24) Comparisons between IYDS schools and overall state statistics revealed that in Washington State, private schools were underrepresented in the IYDS school sample compared with state figures (9.2% vs 19.0%).
However, the approaches described earlier in this paper primarily refer to government schools (which comprise the majority of the IYDS school sample) and therefore suggest that different strategies for dealing with problematic behavior are used in the 2 states with a more tolerant approach adopted in Victoria.
EVANS-WHIPP, PhD, Victorian IYDS Research Manager, (tracy.evanswhipp@mcri.edu.au), Centre for Adolescent Health, Murdoch Children's Research Institute, Melbourne, Australia.
The SAS was developed by the IYDS to measure school drug policy environments in Washington and Victoria.