Evaluating a Bystander Intervention to Disrupt Interpersonal Violence/Abuse

Roberts, Nicola and Marsh, Heaven (2021) Evaluating a Bystander Intervention to Disrupt Interpersonal Violence/Abuse. Safer Communities. ISSN 1757-8043 (In Press)

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Abstract

It is recommended that universities implement bystander interventions to disrupt the interpersonal violence and abuse that students experience in this context. Yet, there are few evaluations of bystander interventions in the UK. Building on an existing evaluation carried out on a bystander intervention at a university in 2017/18, the purpose of this research was to evaluate the intervention.Using a one-way repeated measures design, ANOVA was used to analyse pre- and post-intervention data gathered from 121 students, during 2018/19.As the aims of the session were met, it can be inferred individuals who participate in the bystander intervention have the potential to disrupt interpersonal violence and abuse.The small sample size and design of the survey limited the research. Further evaluations of bystander interventions are needed in the UK that utilises large samples and a validated survey.This paper notes the importance of engaging many students in a cohort to participate on a bystander intervention.This study adds to the paucity of evaluations of bystander interventions in the UK. Knowing that the intervention has the potential to disrupt interpersonal violence and abuse builds the momentum for other similarly designed interventions to be implemented in universities in the UK.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Social Sciences > Criminology
Divisions: Faculty of Education and Society > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: Nicola Roberts
Date Deposited: 07 Oct 2020 07:25
Last Modified: 27 Jan 2021 17:15
URI: http://sure.sunderland.ac.uk/id/eprint/12666
ORCID for Nicola Roberts: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-2619-1346

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