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A Statistical Evaluation of a Bystander Project

Roberts, Nicola and Marsh, Heaven (2020) A Statistical Evaluation of a Bystander Project. In: Postgraduate & Final Year Undergraduate Research Conference, 29 January 2020, University of Sunderland. (Unpublished)

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Research shows that students experience interpersonal violence including acts of ‘hate’ at universities in the UK (NUS, 2011, 2018; Phipps and Young, 2015; Roberts et al., 2019; Stenning et al., 2013). Universities UK (2016) recommend universities implement evidence-based bystander interventions so that students become tomorrow’s agents of social change, who alter futures by challenging the underlying beliefs that uphold violent and abusive behaviours. There are few evaluations of bystander interventions in the UK (see Fenton and Mott, 2018). This paper builds on the existing evaluation carried out on a bystander project at a university in 2017/18 (Donovan and Corr, 2018), through a statistical analysis of pre and post-intervention data gathered during 2018/19. Results show that the aims of the session have been met in the short-term. The implications and limitations of the study (sample size, questionnaire design) are outlined and recommendations are advised for the bystander project and the university.

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Depositing User: Nicola Roberts


Item ID: 11471

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Date Deposited: 29 Jan 2020 15:27
Last Modified: 17 Jul 2020 14:51


Author: Nicola Roberts ORCID iD
Author: Heaven Marsh

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Faculty of Education and Society > School of Social Sciences


Social Sciences > Criminology

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