Evaluating a psycho-educational program for the prevention of bullying in junior high school

Reiko Nakamura, Fusako Koshikawa

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The purpose of the present study was to develop a school-based program for preventing bullying, and to evaluate its effectiveness. The program contained elements of social skills training and psycho-education. Participants were 519 junior high school students (grades 7 through 9, 5 classes per grade; age 12-15 years). Each class had one 50-minute session of the program. A pre-post program comparison indicated that students' self-efficacy for behavior to prevent bullying and norms regarding abusive behavior increased, whereas potential participation in abuse significantly decreased. The results suggest the efficacy of this program.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)129-142
Number of pages14
JournalJapanese Journal of Educational Psychology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2014



  • Bullying
  • Bystanders
  • Junior high school students
  • Norms regarding abusive behavior
  • Social skills training

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Education

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