WITS Research and Evaluation

WITS Programs Evaluations

Evaluation #1: 2000-2003

Examined data from 11 program and six control schools on children’s ratings of relational and physical victimization and found that:

  • Relational victimization decreased in all program schools and low-poverty control schools but increased in high-poverty control schools
  • Physical victimization decreased in all program schools and low-poverty control schools but increased in high-poverty control schools

Evaluation #2: 2006-2008

Examined data from six program and five control schools on children’s ratings of physical and relational victimization and teacher’s ratings of social responsibility among students. It found that:

  • The rate of decline in both physical and relational victimization was greater in program than control schools
  • Teachers of program school children reported higher average levels of social responsibility at each time point, compared to control schools

Recent Publications

Below is a list of publications authored or co-authored by WITS Programs Principal Investigator Dr. Bonnie Leadbeater on both the program and peer victimization. Where available, click on the title to view the article or an abstract.