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Program effectiveness of a Restorative Whole-school Approach for tackling school bullying in Hong Kong.
Int J Offender Ther Comp Criminol. 2011 Sep; 55(6):846-62.IJ

Abstract

With bullying in schools high on policy makers' agendas, researchers are looking for effective strategies to tackle its disruptive effects. The present study sets out to address this issue. First, the prevalence of bullying is examined in Hong Kong High Schools, and second, the effectiveness of a Restorative Whole-school Approach (RWsA) in reducing bullying is examined in a quasi-experimental design. The RWsA emphasizes the setting up of restorative goals, clear instructions, team building, and good relationships among students, parents, and teachers. Over the course of 2 years, and across four schools, the effectiveness of this program was observed by comparing an intervention group with a partial intervention group (which did not receive the full treatment) and a control group (which received no treatment whatsoever). The group that received the RWsA treatment exhibited a significant reduction of bullying, higher empathic attitudes, and higher self-esteem in comparison to the partial intervention and the control group.

Authors+Show Affiliations

City University of Hong Kong, Kowloon, China. dennis.wong@cityu.edu.hkNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

20639403

Citation

Wong, Dennis S W., et al. "Program Effectiveness of a Restorative Whole-school Approach for Tackling School Bullying in Hong Kong." International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, vol. 55, no. 6, 2011, pp. 846-62.
Wong DS, Cheng CH, Ngan RM, et al. Program effectiveness of a Restorative Whole-school Approach for tackling school bullying in Hong Kong. Int J Offender Ther Comp Criminol. 2011;55(6):846-62.
Wong, D. S., Cheng, C. H., Ngan, R. M., & Ma, S. K. (2011). Program effectiveness of a Restorative Whole-school Approach for tackling school bullying in Hong Kong. International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, 55(6), 846-62. https://doi.org/10.1177/0306624X10374638
Wong DS, et al. Program Effectiveness of a Restorative Whole-school Approach for Tackling School Bullying in Hong Kong. Int J Offender Ther Comp Criminol. 2011;55(6):846-62. PubMed PMID: 20639403.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Program effectiveness of a Restorative Whole-school Approach for tackling school bullying in Hong Kong. AU - Wong,Dennis S W, AU - Cheng,Christopher H K, AU - Ngan,Raymond M H, AU - Ma,Stephen K, Y1 - 2010/07/16/ PY - 2010/7/20/entrez PY - 2010/7/20/pubmed PY - 2012/4/6/medline SP - 846 EP - 62 JF - International journal of offender therapy and comparative criminology JO - Int J Offender Ther Comp Criminol VL - 55 IS - 6 N2 - With bullying in schools high on policy makers' agendas, researchers are looking for effective strategies to tackle its disruptive effects. The present study sets out to address this issue. First, the prevalence of bullying is examined in Hong Kong High Schools, and second, the effectiveness of a Restorative Whole-school Approach (RWsA) in reducing bullying is examined in a quasi-experimental design. The RWsA emphasizes the setting up of restorative goals, clear instructions, team building, and good relationships among students, parents, and teachers. Over the course of 2 years, and across four schools, the effectiveness of this program was observed by comparing an intervention group with a partial intervention group (which did not receive the full treatment) and a control group (which received no treatment whatsoever). The group that received the RWsA treatment exhibited a significant reduction of bullying, higher empathic attitudes, and higher self-esteem in comparison to the partial intervention and the control group. SN - 1552-6933 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/20639403/Program_effectiveness_of_a_Restorative_Whole_school_Approach_for_tackling_school_bullying_in_Hong_Kong_ L2 - http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/0306624X10374638?url_ver=Z39.88-2003&rfr_id=ori:rid:crossref.org&rfr_dat=cr_pub=pubmed DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -