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 Research and Publications on Bullying in Schools

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

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