Strengthening the capacities of Honduran educational centres through knowledge of psychosocial variables that affect the risk behaviour of their students

  • Country: Honduras
    Start date: 12/11/2022
    End date: 11/11/2024
    Applicants: Universidad Loyola, Fundación ETEA
    Local partner: Fe y Alegría Honduras
    Funder: AACID
    Funding: 57.658,00 EUR

The general objective of the project is to provide schools with greater knowledge about the most frequent risk behaviours in their students and the psychosocial variables related to them. Specifically, it aims to strengthen the capacities of seven schools, exploring the influence of thinking style on health and risk decision-making, well-being and levels of fatalism, in a Honduran adolescent population with limited economic resources.

Economic scarcity has psychosocial effects on individuals, including an increase in health risk behaviours. A recent study (Aguilar et al., 2020) shows how Nicaraguan adolescents in a situation of economic scarcity, who showed an abstract thinking style, reported fewer risk behaviours and less fatalism.

Based on the results obtained, we will produce a diagnostic report on the different risk behaviours, level of fatalism and well-being reported by this population and their relationship with thinking style. This diagnosis will be presented to the heads of the participating educational centres, discussing the most relevant conclusions for their educational work with the adolescent population. The results will be widely disseminated to Andalusian cooperation agents, Honduran education professionals and academics.

R1. A diagnostic test was carried out and analysed in each of the 7 participating centres, on different health risk behaviours and the psychosocial variables related to them.
R2. Transferred the results of the diagnosis to F&A staff and management and teaching teams of the schools for the improvement of their future actions in the classroom.
R3. Disseminated the results obtained in the project among Andalusian cooperation professionals, Honduran educational organisations and the academic community.