Assessing the effect of school bullying prevention programs on reducing bullying
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This study was conducted for the purpose of assessing the effects on reducing bullying of a school bullying prevention program (BPP). A pre-test/post-test and control group, semi-experimental design was used for the research. The universe and sampling for the study comprised 583 pupils, ages 12-15, enrolled in two elementary schools in Istanbul. The BPP was prepared in accordance with the Behavioral-Ecological Model (BEM) and the Neuman Systems Model (NSM) and it encompassed faculty members, families and students. In the post-test, the mean scores of the study group in all of the sub-scales of the Peer Victimization Scale (PVS) and in the "threatening/intimidating" sub-scale of the Peer Bullying Behavior Scale (PBBS) were found to be significantly lower than those of the control group (p < .05). It was concluded that the BPP organized in line with the BEM and the NSM was effective in reducing bullying and could be used in nursing practices.