Effectiveness of programs to prevent school bullying

A.C. Baldry, D.P. Farrington

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Sixteen major evaluations of programs to prevent school bullying, conducted in 11 different countries, are reviewed in detail. Of these 16 evaluations, 8 produced desirable results, 2 produced mixed results, 4 produced small or negligible effects, and 2 produced undesirable results. These varying findings may reflect variations in programs, in implementation, in assessment methods, or in evaluation designs. It is concluded that high-quality evaluations are needed in the future, with randomized designs, theoretically grounded interventions, multiple measures of bullying, and attempts to disentangle the effectiveness of different program components.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)183-204
JournalVictims & Offenders
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2007

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