Evaluation of a Youth-Led Program for Preventing Bullying, Sexual Harassment, and Dating Aggression in Middle Schools.
About this project:
Although youth-led programs (YLP) have been successful in many areas of public health, youth leadership is rarely used in the prevention of peer aggression. A YLP to reduce bullying, sexual harassment, and dating aggression was compared experimentally with the board-mandated usual practice (UP).
Four middle schools in an urban Canadian school division were randomly assigned to a YLP or to UP programs led by adults. Participants included 509 Grades 7 and 8 students (51.4% female, X age = 12.37).
Publications and Presentations:
Connolly, J., Josephson, W., Schnoll, J., Simkins-Strong, E., Pepler, D., MacPherson, A., ... & Jiang, D. (2015). Evaluation of a youth-led program for preventing bullying, sexual harassment, and dating aggression in middle schools. The Journal of Early Adolescence, 35(3), 403-434.
For more information about this project, please contact Dr. Jennifer Connolly at firstname.lastname@example.org.