An Exploratory Evaluation of Bystander Intervention Training for Resident Assistants

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Abstract

The purpose of the study was to examine the effectiveness of a modified Green Dot bystander intervention training for resident assistants (RAs). Twenty-four RAs underwent a 2-h bystander intervention training. Participants completed a survey at pretest, posttest, and after 8 weeks. The results showed improvement in rape myth acceptance, beliefs in bystander intervention, and self-efficacy. However, no sustained changes were found in perceived barriers or intention to intervene. These findings suggest that current bystander intervention programs may need to be revised to focus more specifically on barriers and behavioral skills.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)119-124
Number of pages6
JournalViolence and Gender
Volume5
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2018

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Gender Studies
  • Health(social science)
  • Social Psychology
  • Cultural Studies
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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