Efficacy Study of a Primary Intervention School Violence Program

Authors

  • Ioana E. BELDEAN-GALEA National Institute of Public Health - Regional Centre for Public Health, Cluj-Napoca, 6 Louis Pasteur, 400349 Cluj-Napoca, Romania
  • Ştefan I. ŢIGAN “Iuliu Haţieganu” University of Medicine and Pharmacy Cluj-Napoca, 13 Emil Isac, 400023 Cluj-Napoca, Romania.
  • Cristian STAN Babeş-Bolyai University, Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, 2 Kogălniceanu street, 400184 Cluj-Napoca, Romania.
  • Anca DOBREAN Babeş-Bolyai University, Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, 2 Kogălniceanu street, 400184 Cluj-Napoca, Romania.

Keywords:

School violence, Intervention program, Middle-school

Abstract

School violence is a significant public health problem and the lack of prevention and control strategies can have a major negative impact on the health of the young generation. The goal of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of a prevention and reduction program among middle-school students. The Anti-Violence Program in School is based on "Program Achieve. You Can Do It!" of Bernard to which a component for parents was added. The questionnaire for evaluating violent behavior was filled out before and after the implementation of the Anti-Violence program by a number of 264 students (122 – experimental group; 142 – control group) with an age ranging from 10 to 14 years old. The students were from two middle-schools from Cluj-Napoca, Romania. Despite obtaining an effect size of low intensity or at most medium, the results of the study still have the expected direction. It was pointed out a downward trend on the experimental group and an upward trend on the control group in the posttest stage comparing to pretest stage regarding the frequency of different forms of violent manifestations. Employing the Anti-Violence Program on a longer period of time could increase the program’s efficacy.


Author Biography

Ioana E. BELDEAN-GALEA, National Institute of Public Health - Regional Centre for Public Health, Cluj-Napoca, 6 Louis Pasteur, 400349 Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Department of Medical Informatics and Biostatistics

Assist. Prof., Ph.D., M.Sc., M.D.

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Published

12.09.2012

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BELDEAN-GALEA IE, ŢIGAN Ştefan I, STAN C, DOBREAN A. Efficacy Study of a Primary Intervention School Violence Program. Appl Med Inform [Internet]. 2012 Sep. 12 [cited 2024 May 29];31(3):47-54. Available from: https://ami.info.umfcluj.ro/index.php/AMI/article/view/388

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